2013 Naked Winery "Naked" Rogue Valley, Oregon Pinot Noir 750 mL
Manufacturer: Naked Winery
Brand: Naked Winery
A warm summer, sunny and mild, boded well as grapes matured along a normal ripening curve. We were lucky and picked our grapes early before the rains and cool temperatures lingered. Thus we benefited from an idyllic summer, fully ripening without high sugar levels, making delicious and generous wines.
Moniker Cabernet Sauvignon is an elegant wine showcasing three clones â€“ 4, 337 and 191 â€“ from Ukiah Valleyâ€™s finest southwestern exposed sites. From maceration to fermentation, we worked to preserve the wineâ€™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 oakâ€™s unique propensity to gather complex flavors over time harmonizes with the secondary tones this Cabernet Sauvignon will develop with age.
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.