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Vina Robles Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2021
$26.40$19.95
Wine Enthusiast 93 EDITOR'S CHOICE
This solidly satisfying style of Paso Robles Cab will please many palates. Aromas of cocoa, black tea, coffee bean and elderberry decorate the nose. The palate is tense in structure but forgiving enough to present easily enjoyable flavors of elderberry jam, warm oak and dark herb.

James Suckling 93
Creamy, dark-fruited character with notes of walnuts, vanilla and dark licorice. Medium- to full-bodied with very fine, polished tannins. Sleek and lengthy, with ... read more
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Shelf Location — 77b
Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:14.5%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#58167
Location at store:77b
Item Description
Wine Enthusiast 93 EDITOR'S CHOICE
This solidly satisfying style of Paso Robles Cab will please many palates. Aromas of cocoa, black tea, coffee bean and elderberry decorate the nose. The palate is tense in structure but forgiving enough to present easily enjoyable flavors of elderberry jam, warm oak and dark herb.

James Suckling 93
Creamy, dark-fruited character with notes of walnuts, vanilla and dark licorice. Medium- to full-bodied with very fine, polished tannins. Sleek and lengthy, with a chalky texture at the end. Even and long. Drink or hold.

The fruit for our 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon was selected from two of our estate vineyards in Paso Robles – Creston Valley and Huerhuero. Huerhuero Vineyard, in the hilly terrain between the El Pomar and Geneseo Districts, benefits from the moderating Pacific breezes and limiting calcareous subsoils. Creston Valley Vineyard has picture perfect high terrain, southern exposure and shallow soils with noticeable granulated limestone. The combination of these vineyards produces Cabernet Sauvignon with an overall balance of expressive varietal flavors and structure. All the blocks were picked at tasted ripeness and sorted in the early morning to ensure quality and integrity of the berries.

The fruit was then crushed at our state-of-the-art winery into temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks with tailored pump
overs determined each day during fermentation to extract essential color and flavors from the skins while also balancing tannins for overall mouthfeel. After pressing, the wine was racked into barrels to complete malolactic fermentation and aging.

The wine was aged a total of 20 months in French, Hungarian and American oak barrels from selected cooperages and stored in climate-controlled rooms for added mouthfeel and complexity. Upon the first 8 months of aging, extensive blending trials were conducted before the final lots were selected and blended for overall synergies. A bit of Petit Verdot was added to enhance structure. The final blend was then aged in barrels for an additional 12 months to fully integrate before bottling. The result is a wine displaying distinctive varietal flavors, structure, richness and balanced mouthfeel.

Tasting Notes
Color: Dark ruby/garnet
Aroma: Cassis, cherries and notes of licorice with hints of juniper berry, tobacco and mocha
Taste: Full-bodied with juicy red and dark fruits, mocha and a firm chewy finish

Technical Notes
Harvest dates:09.23.21 - 10.24.21
Brix: 26.0
Vineyard Blend: Creston Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 37%, Huerhuero Cabernet Sauvignon 47%, Huerhuero Petit Verdot 16%

Aging: 20 months in French, Hungarian and American oak barrels
Bottling date: 06.07.23
Cases produced: 24,711
Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.69
Total acidity: 6.9 g/L
About Vina Robles Vineyard
Vina Robles is the result of a unique personal trajectory, one that led winery founder Hans Nef from a rural village outside Zurich, Switzerland to the rugged terrain of California's Central Coast.

As a child in Switzerland, Nef learned to appreciate his rural surroundings and the blessings of agriculture. It was this special appreciation that lead him to expand his interests into agricultural land in the southern United States in the early 1990s. At the same time, he leveraged his passion for fine wine into his own wine import business, furthering his appreciation for California wines.

Each time Nef traveled to the U.S., he brought with him the desires to not only be true to nature but also to grow his own wine. This is when he discovered Paso Robles in the mid-1990s and quickly became enamored with the emergent wine country. Here, where the Pacific coastline unfolds into rugged ranchlands and cowboy ambiance, a new generation of California winemakers was turning Paso Robles into one of the world's most dynamic winegrowing regions.

Soon, Nef was inspired to embark on his own idea for a Paso Robles winery, one that would honor his European roots while embracing the unique growing region in order to pursue his dream of producing world-class wines.

In 1996 Nef selected longtime friend and business associate Hans – R. Michel, a Swiss expatriate, as managing partner. A year later, the duo planted the first of what would later become six vineyards in Paso Robles, and soon thereafter Vina Robles was born. Winemaker Kevin Willenborg joined the team in 2012.

In 2007, Nef achieved another goal with the opening of the Vina Robles Hospitality Center, a 14,000-square-foot facility that combines classic California Mission-style design with modern European elegance. The center features a tasting room as well as several venues for public and private events. In summer of 2013, the Vina Robles Amphitheatre celebrated its grand opening and now hosts around 30 world-class artists April through October each year.
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