Washington Cabernet & Oregon Syrah Bundle, Mixed Pack, 2 x 750 mL, by Naked Winery
Manufacturer: Naked Winery
Brand: Naked Winery
We were very happy with 2012 as the vintage was very similar to 2008. It is one of the best in recent memory. Fall conditions supported long hang times without over ripening. That steadiness allowed the fruit to develop great structure and elegance. This is balanced with acidity from the cool nights plus the concentration of color, tannins and richness because of the warm days.
Moniker Cabernet Sauvignon is an elegant wine showcasing three clones – 4, 337 and 191 – from Ukiah Valley’s finest southwestern exposed sites. From maceration to fermentation, we worked to preserve the wine’s tannic backbone: cold soaking the grapes for two days, pumping over the cap, and briefly leaving some of the lots on the skins for greater extraction. We chose a Languedoc yeast strain prized for delivering optimum fore-mouth volume while retaining varietally correct flavors, then blended in a touch of Petite Sirah for power and Cabernet Franc for a lacing of tobacco. French oak’s unique propensity to gather complex flavors over time harmonizes with the secondary tones this Cabernet Sauvignon will develop with age.
2014 Diversion Washington Cabernet Sauvignon 750 mL Wine
Manufacturer: Copper River Estates
2014 was another very warm growing season for Washington State, ideal for late ripening varietals, such as Cabernet Sauvignon. We produced a classic Washington Cabernet blended with a touch of Cabernet Franc, with fine integrated tannins. The wine was aged for 14 months in a combination of new and used French and American oak. A long fermentation (up to 30 days), led to great extraction, creating full bodied wine.
The Grapes for this wine have been grown in the sunny valleys of Stockton, California, well known for its reputation of elite viticulture. Schwartz Cabernet Sauvignon is a young wine fermented in stainless steel tanks, and short contacted with premium American Oak to preserve lively grape textures. You will enjoy this wine on a day to day basis or for Kiddush Friday night.
The 2009 vintage Cabernet Reserve is wholly inviting with impossibly deep and nuanced layers of dark red fruits. The growing season was marked by moderate temperatures and minimal weather events that allowed the grapes to develop to full maturity for full extraction, depth, and color. Gorgeously aromatic, with lifted floral notes embellished with layers of dark plum, sweet raspberry, clove and mineral framed by polished yet juicy tannins for a long and sustaining finish.