86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petite Sirah
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2016 Hushkeeper Cabernet Sauvignon
Mendocino County, CaliforniaNot available in the state you are shipping to.
Expressive and bold with black currant and boysenberry compote layered with vanilla and tobacco on a textured frame with dusty tannins and a lingering finish.
Great by itself, or with flavorful dishes. Try it with anything straight from the grill or a robust red-sauced pasta dish.
Residual Sugar: 0.5 g/L
During prohibition in the 1920s, it was forbidden to manufacture, sell or transport alcohol in the United States. But it was legal to drink it. Any bottles that Americans had stashed away in January of 1920 were theirs to keep and enjoy in the privacy of their own homes, but that was it. For most, this amounted to only a few bottles, which wasn’t nearly enough. So, they would look to a Hush Shopkeeper, or a “Hushkeeper”, from which they could secretly buy more.
Hushkeeper pays homage to a pivotal time in history, a time we are thankful is just that—history. No more secret passwords or doorways here—just delicious wine made from vines that are more than 20 years old.
The vineyard that produced this Cabernet Sauvignon has been family-owned and farmed for over 30 years and is currently operated by a father-son duo. The vineyards grow over 1,000 feet above sea level in the heart of McDowell Valley, where temperature fluctuation and fast-draining sandy loam soil help the vines produce ripe, delicious fruit.
The grapes for this Cabernet Sauvignon were hand-picked from dry-farmed vines planted up to 45 years ago. Grapes were then de-stemmed and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks for two weeks. The wine then aged in neutral French Oak barrels before bottling, unfined and unfiltered.
Did You Know? Cabernet Sauvignon is a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc.