Hidden Ridge 55 Percent Slope Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Tasting Notes: The finished wine bursts with ripe blue and black fruits and is underscored with lots of spice. The mouthfeel is soft and supple without being flabby. There's enough natural acidity to maintain interest across the palate and be a worthy foil for any rich and robust dish.
Winemaking: Simple winemaking procedures showcase the vineyard in this wine. It fermented with native yeast in stainless steel tanks, lots of gentle pumpovers, an extended maceration of almost 40 days and malolactic fermentation completing the process. The wine was barreled in 80% new French oak for 18 months and bottled unfined and unfiltered.