Cabernet Sauvignon - $30
This wine is a wine club exclusive offering from "The Rocks". Our last vintage was 2013, and it is sold out. The 2014 vintage was released to the wine club and will be available to the public in the future.
Tasting Notes: Our first and likely only Cabernet to be produced under the Locati label, we decided to feature a vineyard in the newest AVA of Oregon: Kelly Vineyard in the Rock District of Milton Freewater, or as we call it, "The Rocks". Wines from the Rocks are generally higher pH, softer in texture, and more umami in flavor. The wine, while very young, delivers on that paradigm. Opening with standard Cabernet characteristics of currant, black raspberry, black cherry, and pepper (pyrazine), this wine delivers plenty of fruit while also giving umami mushroom flavors, firm tannins reminiscent of cocoa, and soft leather. The herbal finish (both pyrazine and spearmint) finishes off this wine which is certainly Cabernet but not necessarily typical. Drink now through 2030. 3.94 pH and 5.9 g/L of titratable acidity.