Moniker Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Moniker Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

SKU 44729


Moniker Cabernet Sauvignon is a structured wine showcasing the best of Mendocino's bench-land vineyards. The gravel loam rich soils of these vineyards force the typically vigorous Cabernet vines to form small berries which in turn create dark and densely flavored wines. From maceration to fermentation, we worked to preserve the wine's tannic backbone: cold soaking the grapes for two days, pumping over the cap, and briefly leaving some of the lots on the skins for greater extraction. We chose a Languedoc yeast strain prized for delivering optimum fore-mouth volume while retaining varietally correct flavors of currant, black olive and tobacco. Aged for 3 months in 40% new American oak for bold vanilla and spice character that adds to the savory and fruit forward nature of this wine.
Category Red Wine
Region California, North Coast, Mendocino
Brand Moniker
Alcohol/vol 13.7%
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Wine EnthusiastThis wine from Mendocino's Thornhill family offers a classic example of the variety. It shows tones of black cherry, wet earth and leather, framed in firm tannins and touches of sophisticated oak without being too full bodied.

Jim Gordon, September 1, 2018

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