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Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles

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Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

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True Oak Vineyards

True Oak wines exemplifies the best and truest vineyard and winemaking techniques. Minimalistic methods are utilized to ensure varietal character from its given terroir. No animal products are used in the winemaking process providing vegan wines that are naturally gluten free. The non-GMO grapes for True Oak wines come from our 100% certified sustainable vineyards.

Head Winemaker: Alison Crowe

Appellation: 100% California

Cabernet Sauvignon

Paso Robles

Tasting Notes

True Oak Cabernet Sauvignon has a full fruit expression with refined structure and rich texture. Aromas of plum and cassis open into a silky mouthfeel of red and black fruit flavors. Nuances of mocha, vanilla and oak round out the long, velvety finish.

 

Winemaking

After gently de-stemming the grapes, the must was fermented on the skins for up to two weeks at ~80°F. Warm temperature fermentation aids in extracting color and desirable tannins. The next step was pressing the fruit gently to avoid the overly drying tannins found in the seeds. After pressing, the wine was racked into oak barrels to age for several months prior to bottling.

 

Grape Sourcing

This Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from our premier vineyards named “Estrella Vineyard” in Paso Robles. We looked to the northside of Paso Robles which has rolling hills and is warm and sunny with just the right conditions for a Cabernet Sauvignon that naturally has true characteristics of wild berry and spice.

Pinot Noir

 

Tasting Notes

True Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a full fruit expression with refined structure and rich texture. Aromas of dried cherries and cassis open into a silky mouthfeel of red and black fruit flavors. Nuances of mocha, vanilla and oak round out the long, velvety finish.

 

Winemaking

After gently de-stemming the grapes, the must was fermented on the skins for up to two weeks at ~80°F because warm temperature fermentation aids in extracting color and desirable tannins. The next step was pressing the fruit gently to avoid the overly drying tannins found in the seeds. After pressing, the wine was racked into oak barrels to age for several months prior to bottling.

 

Grape Sourcing

The Napa River, which still runs north-south through the Napa Valley today, helped lay the vineyard foundation for this Cabernet Sauvignon. Alluvial deposits of sand and round river stones allow for soils that are well-drained, retain heat at night and contribute to the flavor and balance of True Oak wines.

 

Cabernet Sauvignon

Alexander Valley

Tasting Notes

This Cabernet Sauvignon is pure elegance in a glass. Aromas of black cherries, pomegranate, dried cranberries and a hint of cassis. Its rich, silky texture coats the palate with layers of black cherries and a touch of cedar from French oak’s fine tannins. From beginning to end, the balance carries all the way through.

 

Winemaking

After the grapes were harvested, they were brought to the winery, gently de-stemmed to prevent bitter green notes and transferred to stainless steel tanks to ferment. Punch downs took place daily to better extract color and savor. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was racked into French oak barrels to age for 12 months prior to bottling.

 

Grape Sourcing

Located in northern Sonoma County, the Alexander Valley is sheltered from the Pacific maritime influences by the low, lying hills northeast of Healdsburg. The region’s proximity to the Russian River encourages early morning fog that covers the vineyard areas until it burned off by the afternoon sun.