J. Moss 2015 'Mee Lane' Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA

J. Moss 2015 'Mee Lane' Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA

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J. Moss 2015 'Mee Lane' Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA

Winemaker: James Moss 

Farming: Sustainable

Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon

Terroir: Alluvial Soil benchland vineyards of the Mee Lane vineyard

Vinification: These   grapes   were   hand-harvested   at   dawn   in   late September  on  various  dates  for  optimal  ripening  at  a vineyard average of 24.6 degrees Brix.   They were picked cool,  at  50  degrees  F  into  small  bins,  gently  destemmed, cold  soaked  for  4  days  to  assist  with  extraction  of  skin tannins,  color  and  bright  fruit,  then  fermented  in  3/4  ton small  lot  fermenters.    The  fermentation  was  carefully hand-punched down two to three times a day on phenolic development  until  dry,  given  the  seed  tannins'  resolution of  this  special  vineyard  and  drought-influenced  intense vintage.    Our  wine  was  pressed  to  barrels  for  malolactic fermentation,  racked  to  a  carefully  selected  mix  100% new French Oak for 32 months gentle elevage.

Aging:  32 months 100% French Oak

Tasting Notes: The 2015 vintage is a keystone of a  growing vertical series of vintages we have produced from the noted Mee  Lane family vineyard in the world class Rutherford AVA of Napa Valley.  This single vineyard 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is being produced with  precise hand-crafting in the Bordeaux style. A complex, plush and full  bodied, age-worthy wine with ample layers of bright cassis, succulent  black fruit, hints of mocha, tobacco, sweet vanilla whiskey, leather and  warm toasted spices. Substantial, yet supple tannins round out this  plush, well balanced wine with a remarkably long, complex finish.  Stylish, classic collector's Napa Cabernet. Decant 1-10 years, enjoy 20+  years.

Scores; Jeb Dunnuck 94 pts, Robert Parker 92 pts, James Sucking 90 pts



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