Rickshaw Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
We like to take a pretty minimal approach to our winemaking. Tap into some great sources and make varietally true and focused wines. However, the one part where we get to really flex some skills is during the blending process. Sometimes we weave together as many as two dozen different lots selected for cooperage, oak age, vineyards, and vineyard blocks. In the case of our Cabernet Sauvignon, we even have the option of using small pieces of other Bordeaux varietals to make it just so.
TASTING NOTES | RICKSHAW This vintage of RICKSHAW Cabernet is just that, a Cabernet Sauvignon in a food-friendly, Tuesday night glass in front of the TV style. Black cherry, black currant and blueberry aromas lead to flavors of dark fruit, vanilla, and hints of cedar.
VARIETIES - 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 7% Petite Sirah, 5% Syrah
VINEYARDS - Sonoma County, Paso Robles, Central Coast
AGING - Aged in neutral French oak
ALCOHOL - 13.9%
The 2017 growing season was full of extremes starting with one of the wettest springs in a long time. This provided saturated soil profiles to start the season and plenty of water to get vigor in the vines. Mild conditions during berry set allowed for closer to normal crops in the
season. Heat in late August kicked harvest into full swing for an earlier than normal harvest. With moderate yields, the fruit was of strong quality across California and the resulting wines are complex and concentrated with opulent and giving tannins and structure. We sourced
this blend from several vineyard sites across multiple appellations. Each adding its own important component to the blend.
This vintage of RICKSHAW Cabernet is just that, a Cabernet Sauvignon in a food-friendly, Tuesday night glass in front of the TV style. Black cherry, black currant and blueberry aromas lead to flavors of dark fruit, vanilla, and hints of cedar.
Dedicated to the relentless pursuit of wines with elegance, purity, and sophistication at prices that rarely reflect these characteristics. RICKSHAW is true to its varietal character, steers clear of heavy handed tricks in the cellar and over delivers in every possible way.
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