This is our fourteenth vintage from this three-acre hillside vineyard on the lower slope of eastern Oakville. Pedregal is just east of the Silverado Trail and north of Oakville Crossroad, across from Rudd and below Dalle Valle, other vineyards in the vicinity include Screaming Eagle, Tench, Tierra Roja, and Peter Michael’s Au Paradis.
Harvest Date: Sept 6 (Petit Verdot) & Sept 30 (Cabernet Sauvignon)
Brix: 25.1˚ average
Soil: Iron-rich red soil, 85% basalt rock
Varietal Composition: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot
Fermentation: Native-yeast and full natural 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