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Cabernet Sauvignon№1 — 2016

Red Hen Vineyard

Oak Knoll District

Napa Valley

Red Hen Vineyard is another of Bart and Daphne Araujo’s biodynamically farmed sites. The property sits in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, located in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains, across Highway 29 from A&D Vineyard. With well-draining gravel and cobble stones suspended in alluvial silt and clay, the soil here acts like a sponge, naturally pulling rainwater down from the mountains and requiring little to no irrigation. It also encourages fine tannins and finesse in the resulting wines. Red Hen’s Cabernets have a quiet power, poise and impressive length with silky, weightless tannins that are the hallmark of this benchland site.

Technical Data
Harvest Date
September 9
Maceration
17 days in stainless steel tanks
pH
3.75
TA
5.9 g/L
Alcohol
13.7%
Barrel Aged
20 months
Cooperage
35% New French Oak (Seguin Moreau)
Cases Produced
850
$85
Bottle
$85
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