2019 Bench Cabernet Sauvignon

Varietal/Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon
Farming Practices: sustainable
Vineyard: selection primarily from a single
Russian River Valley vineyard with small lots
added from Carneros and Petaluma Gaps
Elevation / Exposure: varied
Soil: gravel and clay
Year Vines Were Planted: varied
Yeast: ambient
Fermentation: destemmed without crushing /
gravity fed to stainless steel tanks / after long
cold soak wine is allowed to begin
spontaneous fermentation, briefly reaching
high temperatures to add extraction / pressed
before dryness
Malolactic: spontaneous malolactic in barrel
Maturation: 12 months in French oak barrel (40%
Sulfur: yes
Alcohol: 13.8%
Acidity: 3.72 pH // TA 0.61 g/L
Fined: no
Filtered: yes
Country: United States
Region: California
Subregion: Sonoma County

“Deep purple in the glass, the nose opens with dark earth tones reminiscent of forest fruit, cocoa, and crushed rock. The palate is broad with fine, elegant tannins followed by flavors of blackberry, cherry, pastry crust and a hint of coffee bean.”