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Mountain Cuvée №2 — 2017

Bates Ranch

Santa Cruz Mountains

ASHES & DIAMONDS’ Mountain Cuvée “Bates Ranch” is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from the historic, four-generation-old Bates Ranch near Mount Madonna, in the southern end of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The Cabernet Sauvignon grows at a peak altitude of 2,100 feet and an extreme southeast slope of 30%. A few hundred feet below, the old-vine Cabernet Franc, planted in 1972, is dry farmed in well-drained silt soils with inclusions of decomposed, iron-rich volcanic magma pushing up from below the earth. The picks of the two vineyards are staggered and then the grapes are co-fermented by native yeasts. The resulting wine is plush yet primal, with enveloping tannins and relentless length, dark fruit and the unmistakable vibrancy of dry-farmed old vines.

Technical Data
Harvest Date
September 26th
Maceration
9 days
pH
3.49
TA
6.3 g/L
Alcohol
13%
Barrel Aged
19 Months
Cooperage
40% new American Oak (Canton)
Cases Produced
250
Vineyard
Bates Ranch

Available in 1 and 3 bottle gift pack.

$105.00
750ml
$105.00
1 Bottle Gift Pack
$110.00
3 Bottle Gift Pack
$325.00
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