Year after year, Patzimaro Vineyard produces one of our most complex and layered expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon, and the 2006 vintage is no exception.
Patzimaro Vineyard Sub-appellation: St. Helena
This wine begins with aromas of black Doris plum, raspberry, cassis and cola, before revealing a broad, soft entry and concentrated elements of black currant, ripe strawberries, French toast, olives and earth. To add even more complexity, as well as minerality and mid-palate structure, the final blend incorporates Cabernet Franc.
The 2006 growing season was marked by a very mild summer with a mid-July heat spike that accelerated ripening. Mild temperatures continued throughout the fall allowing for a moderately paced harvest. The long growing season brought complex and intense flavor and aroma development.
Release Date: September 2009
October 24—27, 2006
28.5 ° Brix
.63 g/100 ml titratable acidity
10-12 days fermentation at 80°F