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Louis M. Martini Winery
2021 Cypress Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Viticulture Notes

The fruit for our Cabernet Sauvignon originated from our estate Cypress Ranch Vineyard, where the high elevation of the Vaca Mountains and a tremendous diurnal shift result in rich, structurally unique wines. The 2021 growing season marked a much-welcome return to ideal. Winter rains quenched the soil, setting the stage for dry weather the rest of the season. Over the summer, conditions stayed uneventful and mild, giving the grapes the luxury of hanging on the vine. Harvest began early, producing low yields of small berries with intense flavor concentration and optimal ripeness.

Winemaking Notes

Our grapes were hand-harvested and hand-sorted in our gravity-flow winery, Cellar No. 254, then cold-soaked for up to four days. Fermentation took place in small open-top tanks, allowing for precise and gentle extractions up to four times per day. Each lot was aged in French oak barrels and evaluated individually, with the final blend occurring mid-July. In total, the wine was aged for 19 months in French oak barrels (58% new).

Wine Specs

APPELATION:
Napa Valley
VARIETAL CONTENT:
94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot
ALCOHOL CONTENT:
14.9%
TITRATABLE ACIDITY:
5.5g/L
RESIDUAL SUGAR:
0.6g/L
PH:
3.73
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