2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Cooley Ranch
Our block of Cooley Ranch sits at 1,325 feet of elevation. The ranch, in its sixth generation of Cooley family ownership, comprises 19,000 acres at the apex of Sonoma County, above Lake Sonoma, beyond Rockpile. Only a sliver of the ranch is planted to vines, with most of its acreage in a protective land trust. Black bears, mountain lions, bobcats, eagles and deer roam its meadows and ravines, with oak, madrone, massive green boulders, and natural springs punctuating the landscape.
Harvest Date: October 6
Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Spontaneous, native-yeast and malolactic fermentations. Aging sur lies with bi-monthly bâtonnage coats the tannins and integrates the wood. The 2017 vintage matured 24 months in new French oak barrels (Taransaud). Non-filtered