2007 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red

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Technical Notes
•Harvested: September 6 to October 15, 2007
•Vineyards: //Pahlmeyer Waters Ranch, Stagecoach & Rancho Chimiles//
•Bottled: April 7, 2008
•Composition: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
•Alcohol: 15.2%
•Winemaker: Erin Green
Winemaking Notes
The grape clusters were hand-sorted, and once de-stemmed, the berries were sorted again by hand on the way to tank. After four to five days of pre-fermentation cold maceration in small open-top fermentors, the fruit began 100% native wild yeast fermentation. Two to three weeks later, the fruit was gently pressed and moved to barrel where it finished primary and secondary fermentations. The wine continued to aged in 79% new French oak – a combination of Taransaud and St. Martin barrels – for eighteen months. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Tasting Notes
“The 2007 Proprietary Red is at once restrained yet complex. Composed and intensely focused, it exhibits layer after layer of blackberry, cassis, anise, sweet cocoa, black cherry, blackberry preserves, extract, tar and cola. On the palate it is dense and concentrated with great weight and structure. Each layer lingers on and on. This wine is exceptional now and will only open further with time.”
– Erin Green, Winemaker

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