This Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux-style cuvée displays strength and balance and harmoniously shows ripe fruit and subtle spices. It is full bodied, yet is silky smooth on the palate with a long finish. This wine layers in notes of black cherry and cassis, violets, anise and incense cedar on the finish. It will be exciting to see how this wine develops over the next decade.
The 2015 Many Hands cuvée is made from Duarte-Georgetown Vineyard fruit. The alpine breezes flowing down off the high Sierras cool these high elevation vineyards and allow these grapes to mature slowly while retaining their natural acidity.
The grapes were sorted and de-stemmed. Musts were cold soaked for 3 days then inoculated with cultured yeasts. Manual punch downs were carried out three times a day, with a total maceration time of 14 days. Aging was carried out in French oak with about 30% new oak. The wine was aged in barrel for 36 months before bottling without fining or filtration.