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2015 YAO MING Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 YAO MING Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
"Top 100 Wine of 2016, 96 Points," ~ James Suckling
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SKU: YFWFRCS15750

"This wine is both elegant and powerful. There is focused fruit with pronounced plum and blackberry, framed by barrel notes of toast and baking spice. The pallet has a jammy yet supple, lush richness from integrated tannin structure. The wine comes together and lingers on the back of the pallet providing a long finish." ~ Tom Hinde, Winemaker.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
Late October 2015
pH
3.53
Aging
24 month in 100% new French oak
Tannin
6.8 g/L
Alcohol %
15.4
Wine Spectator
93
Robert Parker
95
Wine Profile
Ratings
96 Points, Jeb Dunnuck; 94 Points, Washington Wine Blog
Vineyard Notes
Vineyards range from our ranch in Oakville to our bench land vineyards in Rutherford. The clonal selection includes Cabernet Sauvignon 337, 4, and 6. The soils are alluvial fans and volcanic rock at an elevation of 200–1800 feet above sea level. Barrels were hand selected by taste.
Production Notes
Fruit was rigorously hand-sorted and fully destemmed to small stainless-steel tanks with light crushing. Cold soaks (5-7 days), warm fermentations between 29– 32°C (85-90°F), and moderate pumpovers twice each day. Total skin contact ranged from 19-34 days with all fermentations being carefully basket pressed and put to barrel on full fermentation lees for malolactic fermentation (ML). Racking was twice per year with only one assemblage being done to allow the blend to “marry” in barrel. Barrels for final blend were hand selected by taste. Native yeast and ML used with only small lots conducted using cultured Bordeaux isolates. Bottled without filtration.
Release Date
97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot.
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