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Mountain Cuvée №4 — 2019

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
October 1
Maceration
13 days in stainless steel tanks
pH
3.70
TA
5.8g/L
Alcohol
13.4%
Barrel Aged
19 Months
Cooperage
35% New American & French Oak (Canton, Sylvain, Taransaud)
Cases Produced
360
Vineyard
Bates Ranch

Available in 1.5L Magnum size.

Available in 12 bottle case.

$105
750ml
$105
12 Bottle Case
$1260
1.5L
$210
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