The ranch, in its sixth generation of Cooley family ownership, is located in the wilderness above Lake Sonoma. 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. Sitting above the marine layer, the Ramey block sits at 1,325 elevation, which informs the wine’s complexity and powerful tannins.
Harvest Date: Oct 6
Soil: The soil in our block is Montara series, derived from weathered Serpentinite, a metamorphic rock. Serpentinite comes in a range of greens and is named for its visual and textural resemblance to snake scales.
Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation: Spontaneous, native-yeast and malolactic fermentations
Aging: 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