The grapes for our 2020 Cabernet were harvested on September 12 and September 28th, almost a month earlier than the 2019 vintage. After destemming and cold soaking for 3 days the grapes were fermented using native and “designer “yeast for average of 10 days. Post fermentation all lots were put through extended maceration for an average of 22 days. The wine was aged for 18 months in 28% new French Oak barrels and the rest in neutral oak barrels.
Our 2020 La Storia Cab has a dense ruby-purple color followed by abundant varietal aromas and flavors of blueberries, blackberry, and black licorice with hint of herbs and ripe olives. The French oak aging contributes aromas of vanilla, cocoa dust and slight toast. The mouth feel is medium dense, fresh and juicy with balanced acidy and very soft tannins for a young wine. Although drinkable now, this wine will continue to improve for 5-7 years for those who have the patience.
Double Gold - 2022 Sonoma County Harvest Fair