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RARECAT Old Toll Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 2016

OUR GOAL

We love elegant Cabernets that are regal in balance, marked by complex aromas that make you dream. The goal of our Old Toll Cabernet Sauvignons are a wine rich in elegance, deep in flavor, with tannins hidden in the background that will support these flavors for many years to come. We have three Old Toll Hillside vineyards in Napa Valley: Calistoga, Spring Mountain and 1000ft below Howell Mountain AVA.

PROFILE: Spring Mountain Old Toll
Generous aromatics that are filled with rich red fruit - plum, cherry pie, wet stone, leather, licorce, floral. 
 
VINEYARD: Spring Mountain Hillside Vineyard
Sitting on an exposed South facing knoll on a 365 acre vineyards. Organically farmed. 
 
 

Cabernet Sauvignon. These grapes are not typically plump or beautiful; they are small and loose and their skin to pulp ratio is low, yielding a concentrated flavor. Old Toll has Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The majority of the grapes are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The vineyard site is a steep up and down site facing southwest. The vines are very closely planted and there is the ability for them to be watered in stressful times. The vines are around 15 years of age and show signs of mature development in the cellar.

 

VINIFICATION
93% Cabernet Sauvignon + 7% Cabernet Franc    The Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested on September 26 and October 2nd.  The Carbernet Franc was harvested on October 13.  3-4 day cold soak with 3 gentle pumpovers per day.  An average of 3 pump overs    per day were performed after inoculation.  Total maceration averaged 25 days. After malolactic fermentation was finished, the wine aged for 22 months in 80% new French Oak barrels/20% one and two year old french barrels.  Final blend was done 30 days before bottling.
 
Wine Specifications
  • Spring Mountain AVA
  • Napa Valley
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (93%) + Cabernet Franc (7%)
  • 80% New French Oak, 22 Months
  • Alcohol:  14.7%
  • Releases:  September 2020