Type: Red WIne
Grape: Cabernet Pfeffer/Zinfandel/Cabernet Sauvignon
This Cabernet Pfeffer comes from two vineyards: Siletto Vineyards in San Benito and 40-year-old vines at Enz Vineyard, the only vineyard in the Lime Kiln AVA south of Hollister, CA. One of Cabernet Pfeffer’s greatest mysteries is when it arrived in California and how the small amount of Cienaga Valley plantings have stayed isolated in this area more than 100 years later.
The Cabernet Pfeffer underwent whole cluster carbonic maceration in concrete tank to tame the grape’s bold tannins. Once fermentation finished, it was lightly pressed and aged in neutral oak barrique for five months.
Aromas of Swedish fish & sandalwood incense. Pear, apple & pomegranate on the palate.