2014 La Cuve En Bois

a Tenbrink Vineyards cofermented red wine

a Tenbrink Vineyards cofermented red wine

2014 La Cuve En Bois a Tenbrink Vineyards cofermented red wine  - scholium project
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This is our first and likely only vintage of this wine: it is a special fermentation that we made in 2014 to be part of the Gardens of Babylon blend, but it proved so good that we kept it out, and carefully aged it for an additional 6 months in barrel before bottling. Various bits and pieces of other wines go into the Gardens blend, but this wine is Tenbrink alone: about 50% Petite Sirah farmed by Steve on the Jones Ranch, and 50% Wolfskill Cabernet, also farmed by him. The fruit was harvested from the two vineyards within about 5 days of each other, and all of it was fermented together in a single wooden fermenter (we call them "Radoux," for the name of the cooperage that made them), with long, slow, gentle extraction over about a month. Think of it as a Reserve Gardens: more pure, more elevated aromatics, more precise structure.