Napa Valley, CA

2008 Adagio Winenotes

Year: 
2008
notes: 
Available October 2011
Harvest Date: 
September 11 to October 8, 2008
Bottle Date: 
November 18, 2010
Release Date: 
October 10, 2011
Grape AVA: 
Napa Valley
Alcohol: 
14.5%
Brix: 
Varied
TA: 
Varied
pH: 
Varied
Grapes: 
57% Merlot; 28% Cabernet; 10% Cab Franc; and 5% Petit Verdot
Barrels: 
French and American Oak - 50% New

The grapes for this wine come primarily from our Lake Cynthia Vineyard on the Silverado Bench in the southern part of the Napa Valley. They were hand picked between September 11, 2008 (Merlot) and October 8, 2008 (Cabernet Sauvignon) and fermented in small lots with extended maceration.  Total "time on the skins" averaged 28 days to achieve maximum extraction, flavor and color stability. Following fermentation, the wine was aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels (60% new and predominantely French) for 25 months prior to bottling.  It will be aged an additional 11 months in the bottle prior to release.