This Cab hails from Ron Siegemund’s “aCURE eSTATE” Vineyard, located in the hills at the western end of Alexander Valley, an area that enjoys long, sunny days and cool nights, ideal for properly ripening Cabernet Sauvignon. The soil is composed of a sandy, gravelly loam, and the vines tend to be very small. De Novo’s four-acre block provides fully mature, densely concentrated fruit. The vineyard and winery are powered by large pivoting solar photovoltaic panels, making the vineyard operations approximately 50% carbon-neutral.
These grapes were harvested by hand in the cool of the early morning. At the winery, fermentation was self-initiated with native yeast, supplemented with classic French Red yeast. The wine was finished with aging in 100% French oak barrels.
With a deep purple color and gem like clarity, this wine is a concentrated, classic Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose offers up hints of oak , cloves, vanilla and dried cranberries. The palate continues with multiple layers of dark forest berries and finishes off with lingering plum. This is a balanced wine with a strong backbone and moderately soft tannins, that can be enjoyed from 2018 to 2032.