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Flaunting its hillside origins, the 2017 Sori Bricco Cabernet Sauvignon offers an impressive intensity of aromas and concentration of flavors. Dark fruit fragrances of cherry, currant, and blackberry blend harmoniously with background notes of earth, mineral, and graphite. Upon entry, the wine coats the palate with robust mountain tannins that ultimately dissolve due to the juiciness of the balanced acidity.
Gravelly loam from Sori Bricco Vineyard
Diamond Mountain District,
Clones 169 and 338
on St. George Rootstock
This hillside wine is planted on well drained loam with a north/northwest aspect.
High in the hills of Diamond Mountain, Sori Bricco spans two hillsides with different sun exposures resulting in separate harvest dates across the ranch. The soil is composed of a sandy, gravelly loam and the vines tend to be very small as they struggle against the slopes. The climate is warm in the early spring and these vines are among the first to bud each year. Warm summer months produce nice flavors, while cooler nights offer long hang time to gain tannin maturity each season.
October 5 – 12, 2017
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
17 months in French oak
The year began with a cold and much-needed wet winter, followed by a mild spring. April showers following budbreak resulted in hearty vine growth that only accelerated with the summer sun. The vineyards enjoyed a brief cooling period in August before a final heat spike over Labor Day weekend. The cool weather that immediately followed gave our fruit additional hang-time on the vine continuing phenolic development.