Varietal Percentage: 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 6% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc
Age of vines and soil type: 18-26 year old vines planted in deep volcanic soils at a 2000' elevation
Average harvest sugar: 26.8 degrees Brix
Average fermentation time/Temperature Range: 11 days, 62-98 F
Fermentation container/maceration: Open fermentation in small containers, punched down twice a day.
Analysis at bottling
Alcohol: 15.1%, pH: 3.62, TA: 0.59 g/L VA: 0.63, R.S.: Dry
Length/type of aging: 32 months in new 60 gal French Oak barrels.
Bottled: April 2011
Approximate lifespan under proper cellar conditions: 20+ years.
Number of cases produced: 690
Winemaker: Andrew T. Schweiger
Our 2008 Dedication™ marks the sixth release of our bordelaise project. This wine is a complex and fruity blend incorporating the four most common varietals used in this style of wine; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec. Blending such a wine is one of the most fun and rewarding parts of a winemakers job.
On the nose, the 2008 Dedication™ offers rich blackberry, currant, plum and loads of jammy cherry with faint seasonings of dark chocolate, truffle oil, oak, coriandor, and minerals. A velvety core of lush red fruit emerges from the ripeness of our small-berried hillside fruit. This generously proportioned wine expands as it moves through the palate with a seemingly endless finish. Ultimately, what you’ll find is the classic Schweiger marriage of power and finesse. It’s hard for me to figure out what is more fun, making this wine…or drinking it!
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Schweiger Vineyards 2012 Sauvignon Blanc -- Uboldi Vineyards - Sonoma Valley
Schweiger Vineyards 2011 Chardonnay -- Estate grown Chardonnay.
Schweiger Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Franc -- Estate grown Cabernet Franc.
Schweiger Vineyards 2009 Malbec -- Estate grown Malbec.
Schweiger Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon -- Estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon.
Schweiger Vineyards Port XI -- Solera Aged, Cabernet Sauvignon Base
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