2014 HALL T Bar T Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
Our 2014 T Bar T Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon reflects the rustic beauty and the limited, mountainous growing conditions of Alexander Valley. Aromatically this wine is of the earth, exhibiting notes of graphite, tar, black pepper, sweet tobacco and cassis. The rich and muscular palate bolsters layered flavors of black plum, liquorice and toasty oak that carry through over the long finish.
OUR T BAR T RANCH ESTATE STRETCHES across the steep and rugged eastern ridgeline of the Alexander Valley. The property is an ideal site for farming both Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon, as the dynamic hillside terrain ensures intensely complex and concentrated fruit.
|Varietal Composition||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Barrel Aging||20 months in 55% New French Oak|
|Vineyard||T Bar T Ranch|
|Vintage Notes||The drought conditions helped contribute to an unusually early harvest in 2014. Substantial rain in early spring provided the vines enough hydration to sustain an otherwise dry summer. The entire season was early, from budbreak, to veraison, to harvest. Summer weather was perfect for the grapes, with no extremes or surprises. Fruit quality was exceptional, intensely aromatic and showcased great fruit character.|