2013 Monte Rosso Cabernet Sauvignon

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My good friend, Mike Martini, whose family bought Monte Rosso in the late 1930s, shares a couple of blocks with me every year. At 1,200 feet elevation, this is a classic mountain vineyard, resting firmly on the southwest side of the Mayacamas mountain range. Sitting above the fog line, the vineyard’s iron-rich soils are red, rocky and well drained. The old, head-pruned vines struggle for nutrients and the rich, concentrated fruit shows it.

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VINEYARD: Monte Rosso | Heritage Site | Planted 1880s
VARIETAL: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
HARVEST: October 14, 2013
COOPERAGE: Aged 24 months in French Nevers oak barrels.
ALC: 14.8%  TA: 6.70gm/L  pH: 3.61