Country of Origin: American - California
Grape Variety: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc
Food Pairing: Beef bourguignon_Cheese
Decanting Times: 3 hours
Winemaking: The grapes came into the winery early in the morning and were gently transferred into our Pellenc de-stemmer, known as one of the most precise and gentle tools in the winemaking process. The berries were then transferred into small tanks and allowed to for one day prior to commencing with fermentation. Press began and we opted for a short maceration time since the small, mountain berries naturally provide ample intensity of color, tannins, and texture. The wine was then transferred to French oak barrels allowing the classic warmth of barrel aging to ensue.
Tasting Notes: Aromatics of cocoa nibs, turmeric, suede, and broken, mixed berries perfume the wine, while notes of fresh, red currant along with blackberry nuances culminate for a bright acidity on the palate followed by a rounded texture and nicely structured yet plush tannins.
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Michael Mondavi Family Animo Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Acidity 8/10, Sweetness 0/10, Tannin 8/10