Niner 2018 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon we farm at both Heart Hill Vineyard and Bootjack Ranch. In 2018 we hand harvested the grapes throughout the month of October. This slow, methodical harvest allowed us to capture the complex spectrum of flavors that Cabernet Sauvignon is revered for: dark cherry, brushy herbs, chalky tannins and full-bodied fruit. We de-stemmed the grapes and fermented them in stainless steel tanks. A portion of the fruit was co-fermented with Petit Verdot. Only free-run juice was used in the bottling and we aged it in 50% new French Oak barrels for 21 months before bottling.
92 points Wine Enthusiast