Auction 23 | Lot No. 44
20 cases produced
- This offering marks the 39th vintage of Rombauer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Atlas Peak Vineyard, which produces classically structured wines
- 100% barrel fermented to provide a more textured palate and silky tannins
- Aging 18 months in new French oak under the ideal conditions of our caves
At 1,600 feet above sea level and well above the fogline, Rombauer Vineyards’ Atlas Peak Vineyard was the source of the family’s first single vineyard designated wine in 2003. From the 2017 vintage, this unique wine beautifully showcases the character of Cabernet Sauvignon from this remote and rugged site. In contrast to the valley floor, cooler temperatures prevail in this sunny, high elevation vineyard, creating a long, even growing season. The volcanic soils and rocky topography stress the vines, yielding small clusters and berries with concentration and flavor intensity. A portion of this wine was barrel-fermented to provide a more textured palate and silky tannins and then gently basket-pressed before being racked to French oak barrels for aging. This mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is dark purple with ruby highlights and enticing aromas of blackberry, blueberry, cassis, brown sugar, molasses and baking spices. The palate is rich and textured with flavors of black cherry, blackberry, cassis, cocoa powder and a hint of wet gravel. The finish is long and smooth, with supple tannins and bright acidity.
- Single vineyard wine
- Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
Winemaker, Rombauer Vineyards
I've worked as a winemaker in my home country of Australia, as well as in New Zealand, and here in the United States at Rombauer.
Country born: Australia
Education: Bachelor of Science - Deakin University
Graduate Diploma in Oenology - Adelaide University
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
Combining traditional and modern practices in both the vineyards and winery to achieve the truest expression of each varietal possible.
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