Enkidu "E" Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (Sonoma County, California)

Enkidu "E" Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
(Sonoma County, California)

Regular price $30.00 Sale price $26.98 Save $3.02

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Our succession of exquisite vintages for the “E” Cabernet continues with the 2016. This wine reaches a superior level with its pure currant and blackberry fruit, a dose of garrique, black spice, and a touch bittersweet chocolate on the nose. The aromas give way to currant and blackberry liqueur with a hint of plum skin and new oak in the flavors. The richness of this wine embraces you on the entrance and continues for an extended time: a hallmark of luxury Cabernets. Enjoyable now, and will age well for 15 years.

With our Cabernet we performed a four day cold soak after we completely destemmed all the fruit: no whole clusters in Cab. Fermentation was performed by both native and cultured yeast. After three weeks we pressed directly to barrel, of which 15% were new French Oak. Every four to five months we performed a racking off the gross lees and splashed heavily as we returned the wine to barrel. Bottling occurred 15 months after fermentation. This vintage was bottled unfined and with just a coarse filtration.

Ratings & Reviews

88 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"With 10% Petite Sirah, this is hearty and robust, with a depth and complexity that belies its price point. Spicy, it shows crushed rock, fresh red fruit and a length of integrated oak. Virginie Boone" - (1/1/2020)