Schug Cabernet Sauvignon

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Schug Cabernet Sauvignon

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BLEND 76% Cabernet Sauvignon; 13% Merlot; 4% Cabernet Franc; 4% Petit Verdot; 3% Malbec
APPELLATION 100% Sonoma Valley
SUGAR AT HARVEST 24.8 degrees Brix average
FERMENTATION Up to 12 days in stainless steel tanks, punched down up to 4 times daily
AGING COOPERAGE Aged 24 months in 20% new French oak barrels
ALCOHOL 13.8% by volume
ACIDITY TA = 0.67 g/100ml; pH = 3.47

WINEMAKER'S NOTES
This supple and generous Cabernet Sauvignon blend is crafted in the classic Bordeaux style that Walter Schug pioneered in the 1970’s as winemaster of Joseph Phelps Vineyards. A ripe mouthful of currant and cherry flavors is framed by fine tannins and a touch of spicy oak. It has a classic bouquet bursting with berries, cassis and spice. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot are blended in to add depth and elegance, further enhancing the bright berry flavors and lively acidity. Try this wine with hearty stews, wild mushrooms and grilled meats. Though ready to enjoy now, it will develop gracefully with 5 to 7 years of additional cellaring.

 

Accolades - 2013 Vintage

Decanter - 90pts "Recommended" - "This has lush blackcurrant fruit and discreet oak, making it succulent and fresh, although it is a touch dilute." Feb. 2017

Wine & Spirits - 87pts - October 2016

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