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Crook & Prospect Vineyards
The 1849 Gold Rush attracted waves of hopeful immigrant Prospectors in search of fortunes. With that came the nefarious Crooks preying on their hard work. Crook & Prospect represents the wild west of California wine.
Head Winemaker: Alison Crowe
Appellation: 100% California
Crook & Prospect California Cabernet Sauvignon is deep ruby in color and has intense, ripe berry aromas followed by flavors of blackberry, cherry, cocoa, licorice and a hint of leather. The bold mouthfeel, velvety tannins and super-long finish add up to a spectacularly bold Cabernet.
We picked individual vineyard blocks with the perfect balance between ripeness, sweetness, acidity and flavor and then fermented them separately in stainless steel tanks. The lots were then oak-aged with a mix of French, American and medium/medium+ toast levels to integrate the cask aged characters with the robust berry aromas and flavors. Patient months of aging yielded “elevated” characters of leather, black tea and a little roasted fig.
This Cabernet was harvested from our Paso Robles and Alexander Valley vineyards while adding a little Lodi old vine fruit for a little more density to complete this luscious and balanced wine.