The Wonderland Project 2020 No.9 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Item Number: 17257
Sub Region: Napa Valley
Appellation/AVA: Napa Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Total Acidity: 6.2 g/L
Case Production: 1,000
Tasting Notes: Black cherry, cocoa, baking spice
Vineyard Notes: On a west-facing slope, above the fog line, on the northern ridge of the Atlas Peak AVA, Scribe farms Cabernet Sauvignon clones 412, 4, 8, and 337C planted mostly to rootstocks 3309C and 1103P. The soils here, Hambright and Guenoc, are dominated by red volcanic material with lots of flat rock, providing exceptional drainage to the hillside vineyard.
Vintage Notes: A cold winter with average rainfall delayed typical budbreak by a couple of weeks. The dry and warm spring that followed hastened the vines’ growth and a temperate summer provided an ideal condition for the start of veraison. Late summer heat waves prompted an early harvest beginning on August 13th.
Winemaking Notes: Harvesting was from September 17th to the 28th. The grapes were fully destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks for up to 17 days. After pressing, the wine aged in 50% neutral and 50% new French oak barrels for 22 months before bottling unfined and unfiltered.