2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2014 Aldina Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the small, concentrated berries from the red volcanic soils of our estate mountaintop vineyard. With a dark ruby hue, 2014 releases aromas of blackberries and currants intermixed with dark cherry. This wine has a youthful energy with spicy layers of chocolate, plum and red fruit. Savor the long finish and attractive balance of silky tannins.
Our 2014 grapes were hand harvested at maturity and brought to the cellar where the fruit was hand sorted and destemmed. The fruit was then placed in an open-top fermenter with a cold soak of five days, with punchdowns during fermentation twice a day until the fermentation was complete. Following fermentation, the must was pressed. The wine was racked into 80% New French Oak barrels and 20% Old French Oak barrels where it aged for 36 months.