2017 J. Wilkes Cabernet Sauvignon
CASES PRODUCED: 2,000 cases
APPELLATION: Paso Robles Highlands District
ALCOHOL: 14.0% pH: 3.30 TA: 7.18 g/L
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Lagrein
Night picked at 26.8 ° Brix.
100% de-stemmed, no cold soak
BDX & D254 yeast
30days on the skins (extended maceration)
Aged on Oak 14 months
100% Malolactic fermentation
Classic aromas of blackberry, juicy cassis, ripe plum, hints of toasted oak, violets and cocoa.
Integrated flavors of ripe blackberry, dark-roasted coffee and chocolate, integrated with fine tannins and a long, Juit- filled finish.
Tri-tip barbecue with BBQ beans and garlic bread or
medium-rare lamb chops with Moroccan spice and Turmeric couscous.