2019 Canvasback Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Longwinds Vineyard
With ideal soils and a dry desert climate, Red Mountain produces some of the most compelling and distinctive red wines in the New World. Situated near the top of Red Mountain at an elevation of 1,100 feet, our Longwinds Estate Vineyard features an ideal southwest exposure, gently rolling hillsides, and thin, sandy loam soils. Offering a graceful and dynamic expression of Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, this block and barrel selection of our finest estate fruit is poised and polished, with lovely floral aromatics, supple fine-grained tannins and lush red fruit flavors of raspberry, cherry and wild strawberry.
Varietal Composition: 99% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Merlot
This vibrant and alluring Cabernet Sauvignon offers tantalizing aromas of berry compote, wild strawberry, black licorice and fennel, with hints of sagebrush and desert air mingling with ethereal floral layers. On the palate fine-grained tannins, bright acidity and a dynamic structure frame the generous red berry and spice flavors, while carrying the wine to a long, resonant finish.
Heavy winter snowfall in 2019 led to well-irrigated soils and a late budbreak. The relatively cool weather continued throughout spring and summer with temperatures in the high 80s to low 90s, and only a few days over 100º F. This allowed for beautiful flavor development balanced by ideal acid retention, producing elegant and age-worthy wines with lovely energy and character, supple tannins and bright, juicy flavors.
Aged 20 months in 100% French oak 91% new oak, 9% neutral oak