C A B E R N E T S A U V I G N O N 2 0 1 5 – CENTRAL COAST – PASO ROBLES
Our goal is to make a balanced Cabernet Sauvignon. Full of flavor, but balanced. In Paso Robles you have to be careful: this region has the wildest day-night temperature swing of any California appellation, which can mean rapid changes in the grapes right at harvest time. The switch from under-ripe to over-ripe is rapid here.
A few sommeliers have called White Hart “a mini-Napa Cab” because of the wine’s balance, richness, and finish. To make a Cabernet Sauvignon like this from Paso Robles, we went to a favorite little spot, certified sustainably farmed, between two rivers – which keeps the vineyard much cooler than its neighbors. This makes for a smoother, mid-alcohol Cabernet, more Napa-Sonoma in texture, albeit more Paso Robles in dark cherry flavors.
The 2015 growing season gave a generous crop. Quality was good, resulting in full body, brilliant fruit, and lively texture. – a Cabernet Sauvignon meant for food.
VINEYARDS: Paso Robles – Sustainably Grown
BLEND: 99% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Tannat
AROMAS: Black cherries, red cherries, blackberries, autumnal spices
FLAVORS: Dried black cherries, blackberries, licorice, gentle toasted oak, with soft tannins
HARVEST: October 2015
TECHNICAL: Alcohol 14.5%; pH 3.76; Titratable Acids 6.1 g/L; Residual Sugar .35 g/L
SERVE WITH: Rich Stews, roasted meats, main dishes with rich cheese sauces