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Stags Leap District
September 19, 2015
French oak barrels (47% new, 53% once-used)
Ripe and concentrated, the 2015 Copper Streak Cabernet Sauvignon artfully balances dark fruit and bright acidity. Aromas of pomegranate and cassis mix with spicy, toasty oak. Flavors of Bing cherry, cassis and rich herbs are enhanced by fine, ample tannins and a richly textured finish.
Copper Streak Vineyard is located in a protected hollow at the base of the palisades in Stags Leap District. The soils are composed of Perkins gravelly loam mixed with red, copper-like streaks, which is how the vineyard got its name. The vines receive a western exposure and are of moderate size, yielding loose clusters with small berries. The climate in Stags Leap is very warm. Mid-afternoon breezes, however, sweep in to cool things down, allowing for excellent ripening. We produce wine from seven of the vineyard’s 30 acres.