2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Los Ricos Vineyard
The Los Ricos Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a low yielding, single acre block located a half mile west and 200 feet below the Brothers Vineyard. Los Ricos lies on an eastern slope with morning sun exposure and well-drained volcanic soils. The 2021 growing year was very dry, the yields were small, but the growing temperatures moderate, all contributing to this elegant, balanced and traditionally styled Cabernet. Winemaker Diana Snowden Seysses likes its " delightful bouquet of red cherries, dried meats and almond blossoms. On the palate it has fine, silky tannins coupled with a juicy, red-fruit-driven mouthfeel." Harvested on September 11, 2021, and fermented by wild, native yeasts, the wine was aged for 19 months in French oak, 30% new, and bottled unblended and unfined in May of 2023. 732 bottles were produced, plus 60 magnums.