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2015 Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, 1.5L in Wood Box

2015 Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, 1.5L in Wood Box
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Our Grand Vin was sculpted in a vintage where only the smallest of clusters and berries were produced by the hillside vines.  That chiseled concentration is reflected in its tightly wound character.  Youthful and primary, the nose on the fledgling 2015 Poetry is all crushed rock and cool slate.  There are pretty violets among the mineral aromas with black currant, lavender, and spice box notes unfurling out along the bouquet.  The summer blackberry and licorice flavors pour over the palate in a well delineated fashion and persist long after each taste.  This wine tastes like it will last forever.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Stags Leap District
Bottling Date
July 2017
Alcohol %
14.9
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The Poetry Vineyard, carved into a steep west-facing hillside, reaches from the highest elevations of the Stags Leap District appellation to the valley floor. This vineyard draws its uniqueness from shallow, volcanic soils atop fractured shale. Due to the stressful nature of the site, planted with high vine density and farmed to very low yields, the vines develop slowly and produce small flavorful berries. The vineyard was designed by David Abreu and planted to legendary, proprietary heritage selections of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Production Notes
In the cool darkness of night, grapes were hand-picked into twenty-five pound bins to minimize crushing. By early morning, the grapes were subjected to rigorous selection by our three-tiered sorting process, which includes our cutting edge optical sorter and a slow, individual berry hand sort. The fruit was gently gravity-delivered to small tanks by our unique crane system, which kept the berries intact. Cold soaks lasted from five to eight days, and fermentations were managed through a combination of pump overs and délestage. Extended maceration of up to six weeks ensured exceptional extraction and fine-tuning of tannin profiles. Following twenty-one months of élevage in French oak barrels, 80% of which were new, the blend was selected from our best lots of the Poetry Vineyard.
Winemaker Notes
Our Grand Vin was sculpted in a vintage where only the smallest of clusters and berries were produced by the hillside vines. That chiseled concentration is reflected in its tightly wound character. Youthful and primary, the nose on the fledgling 2015 Poetry is all crushed rock and cool slate. There are pretty violets among the mineral aromas with black currant, lavender, and spice box notes unfurling out along the bouquet. The summer blackberry and licorice flavors pour over the palate in a well delineated fashion and persist long after each taste. This wine tastes like it will last forever.
Production
763 cases