Brilliant and clear color with lemon yellow hues. Aromas of bright citrus and yellow stone fruit, followed by turmeric-ginger spices.
Villenoir Cabernet Saufignon
Sun Chase Vineyard
Petaluma Gap, Sonoma Coast
September 15, 2019
August 12, 2020
The beginning of the 2019 growing season was defined by copious rainfall and late soil moisture. Winter precipitation and cool temperatures helped preserve soil moisture throughout the spring. The long, warm summer saw very few extreme heat events. Foggy mornings and cool nights allowed grapes to ripen slowly and develop their phenolics gradually on the vine, setting the stage for a vibrant and expressive vintage. Because of an extended cool growing season, grapes ripened with lower sugar levels, giving our 2019 INSPIRACIONES full flavors, fresh acidity, and superb balance.
Brilliant and clear color with lemon yellow hues. Aromas of bright citrus and yellow stone fruits. Turmeric-ginger spices can be noticed as INSPIRACIONES warms to room temperature. Lush, silky round entry, vibrant acidity and minerality. Hints of loquat, blood orange, mandarin, Meyer lemon, and minerality are highlighted as the wine travels through the palate. Lingering, clean mineral-driven finish with hits of tangerine and key lime.
Hand-harvested only using shears, into small macro bins
Harvest Dates: September 15, 2019
- Whole cluster
- 5-7 months for alcohol fermentation to complete
- Natural malolactic fermentation in barrel
- Barrel aging 11 months, New French oak 20%
- Wild Yeast Fermentation
- Coopers: Francois Freres, Damy
- Unfined and unfiltered
- Bottled August 12, 2020