Schweiger Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon -- Schweiger Vineyards Shopping Cart
-- 91 points - Wine Advocate. Estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon.
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We continued our traditional extended barrel aging program; not to give the wine more oak or vanilla characters, but to give the wine more time in the micro-aerative environment of the barrel to enhance tannin polymerization. For our efforts, we have been rewarded with a rich, full-bodied Cabernet, deep in color. The nose of the wine is lively with essences of dark berries, plum, dark chocolate, and toasty oak. The sweet, supple entry crescendos into a deeply intense middle; followed by a pleasant, velvety, lingering finish.
Varietal Percentage: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot
Age of vines and soil type: 17-25 year old vines panted in deep volcanic soils.
Date picked: 9/11/07 -- 10/4/07.
Harvest Sugar: 26.8 degrees Brix.
Fermentation time/Temperature Range: 11 days, 62-93 F.
Fermentation container/maceration: Open fermentation in small containers, punched down twice a day.
Analysis at bottling
TA: .5.80 g/L
Aging and bottling
Length/type of aging: 32 months in 60 gal Oak barrels: 45% new French, 55% 2-3 year old French.
Bottled: April 2010.
Approximate lifespan under proper cellar conditions: 20+ years.
Number of cases produced: 1979 cases.
Release Date: October 2011.
Winemaker: Andrew T. Schweiger.
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