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2017 A. Rafanelli Cabernet Sauvignon

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    4 bottle limit per order

    Tasting Notes

    This robust wine has a luscious core of dark stone fruit with a ribbon of vanilla. Extended time in French oak barrels rounds the mouthfeel and gives finesse to the tannins. The sophisticated flavors fan out on the palate as the wine continues to evolve in the glass. This impressive vintage with its resounding finish, will only get better and better with time.

    Harvest Notes

    A record rainfall ended our drought and brought huge relief to both farmers and vines! Summer gave us above average temperatures but we saw a cooler and foggy August slow down the vines and extend hang time. Then on August 26th a long heat wave set in with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees for 12 days. This accelerated the ripening briefly before temperatures cooled back down to normal and allowed a more even finish to the harvest.

    Harvest Dates

    September 9th – 30th

    Barrel Aging

    The wine is aged for twenty two months in new Traditional Chateau French oak barrels.

    Blend

    8.8% Merlot

    Bottling Date

    July 2019

    Release Date

    May 2020

    Case Production

    3,000

    Available only at the winery and in fine restaurants.