The 2018 growing season brought exceptional grape quality. The season started with a mild spring that gave way to warm summer days and cool evenings. The growing conditions were ideal, allowing for long hang times, and the dry weather was advantages in preventing disease and pest pressure. With moderate yields, the fruit was of strong quality across California and the resulting wines are complex and concentrated with opulent and giving tannins and structure. We sourced this blend from several vineyard sites across multiple appellations. Each adding its own important component to the blend.
This vintage of RICKSHAW Cabernet is just that, a Cabernet Sauvignon in a food-friendly, Tuesday night glass in front of the TV style. Black cherry, black currant and blueberry aromas lead to flavors of dark fruit, vanilla, and hints of cedar.
Varietals- 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 7% Petite Syrah, 5% Syrah
Vinification- cold soak followed by native yeast fermentation in open top vessels then aged in neutral french oak