2013 Kramer Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
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We hand selected ultra-premium grapes from our Hay Station Ranch vineyard that is located at 2400 ft. above sea level, where warm days are cooled by the evening mountain air. While 85% of the grapes came from this vineyard, we also selected 15% from a vineyard that has unique soil of decomposed granite mixed with volcanic sediment and red clay produce a wonderful mineral component. Grapes have been grown, in the Sierra Foothills for 150 years.
These fully mature grapes were picked at their peak and delivered to the winery after being selected by our winemaker. After undergoing extended fermentation and maceration, the wine was transferred into small oak barrels and placed into our underground caverns to ensure a fuller, richer, finer wine of true varietal character. Hand blasted by local miners, many whose families came for gold in the 1800’s, these caverns remain a natural 60 degrees Fahrenheit year-round temperature which slowly lowers the wine’s alcohol while preserving its concentration of flavor.
Our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a great wine to pair with hearty red meats. Try it with a pan-seared filet mignon with Cabernet sauce or braised lamb with horseradish and parsley. Technical Info Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Aging: 24 months in small French & American oak Alcohol: 14.5% TA: 6.95 grams/liter pH: 3.7 RS: 0.18% Production: 290 cases (6x750ml) Released: November