2014 Sculptured Cellars - Cabernet Sauvignon
This exceptional cabernet based blend was crafted to translate the efforts and spirit of experimentation. A deep garnet hue precludes intense aromas of black currant, blueberry, exotic spices and rich cocoa. Flavors of spiced berry are punctuated by velvety textures through a mouthful of complexities.
Bright, bold and balanced aromas and flavors emote elegance and complexity. Rich textures provide a mouthful of decadence.
Hand-picked and sorted from specific vineyard blocks. Small-lot open top fermentation with strategic aerated pumpovers. Lightly pressed when dry.
I HAD to try these barrels from this limited-production Artisan Cooper from France that was visiting our winery. His stories and passion about barrel-making (coopering) reminded me of how my own passion drove me to start making wine. The first samples from these barrels delivered an emphasis of how this medium could heighten an experience. Although not all aspects of this wine are attributed to the barrels, I became obsessed with finding other aspects to control the multiple variables that contribute to the quality and aesthetic of my winemaking and parallel these amazing barrels. The Sculptured Cellars wines are the product of this focused effort.
50% new French oak Artisan Coopered barrels and 50% once filled French oak barrels.