ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON WICKERSHAM RANCH
Russian River Valley
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Noble Tree Wines was founded in 2010 to meet the demand for high quality, varietally correct wines at value pricing. The grapes for these wines have been sourced from premium growers in California but increasing demand for Noble Tree Wines resulted in a purchase of two Estate Vineyards, Wickersham Ranch and Chalk Hill Ranch – Russian River Valley from which Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Zinfandel are now produced commencing with the 2013 Vintage. This wine sourced entirely from our Wickersham Ranch Vineyard is located in Northwest Sonoma county, wedged between the Rockpile AVA and the Sonoma Coast AVA. The vineyard is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and Malbec at an elevation of 2,200 feet on a western facing slope. The Vineyard is one of the most remote sites in all of Sonoma County and offers the ideal microclimate to grow grapes for the production of mountain Cabernet Sauvignon of the highest quality.WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES
Harvested at 26.5 brix, sorted and cold soaked for five days, this wine was fermented with native yeast. Aged for 10 months in 40% neutral French oak, 60% stainless steel.TASTING NOTES
A beautiful, classic cool-climate, mountain-grown 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of lead pencil, and spiced red fruits. Flavors of currant, blackberry, black pepper with a chalky texture. Finishes with notes of white pepper and cranberry with well-defined tannins.