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RdV Vineyards Lost Mountain

Lost Mountain


Cellar Door Price $125.00

Cabernet Sauvignon 72.0%
Cabernet Franc 16.0%
Merlot 12.0%
Alcohol 14.2%
PH 3.8
Acidity Tartaric 5.9
Residual Sugar (G/L) 0.9
Full Cases Produced 800

The depth and energy immediately apparent in this wine is a signature of the 2014 growing season. The wine enters with a concentration of crisp black fruits coupled with subtle youthful notes reminiscent of a French patisserie. Generously structured, with ample fine grain velvety tannins supporting a long mineral finish, the wine offers immense pleasure now and we expect it will for quite some time. It will indeed be a vintage we will follow with great pleasure for years to come.

CABERNET SAUVIGNON 72% CABERNET FRANC 16% MERLOT 12%

Growing Conditions

A late spring and relatively mild summer translated into a leisurely and quite enjoyable growing season. Just enough rainfall during July and August allowed us to dry farm for the entirety of the vintage and a stunning September ripened the fruit beautifully.

Winemaking

Grapes were hand harvested and triple sorted before transfer to stainless steel temperature-controlled fermentation vats. Fermentation was allowed to proceed directly to a peak temperature of 28C followed by maceration at 25C. Malolactic conversion occurred during extended maceration, with a total vat time of 25 days. The wine was drained directly to new (60%) and one-time used French oak barrique. Skins were gently pressed, with fractions aged separately.

Aging

Blending took place in the spring following harvest, with the wine spending a total of 22 months in barrique.

Harvest

Harvest for Lost Mountain began with the merlot on September 24th and was completed on October 2nd with the harvest of our best blocks of cabernet sauvignon.

Bottling

The wine was lightly fined with egg whites prior to bottling in September of 2016.

Palate

The wine enters with a concentration of crisp black fruits coupled with subtle youthful notes reminiscent of a French patisserie. Generously structured, with ample fine grain velvety tannins supporting a long mineral finish, the wine offers immense pleasure now and we expect it will for quite some time.