2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Five Sisters Blend

J. Rickards Winery on Oct 17, 2023

Grapes for our Five Sisters Blend Cabernet Sauvignon were cool-fermented in temperature-controlled, open-topped tanks and gently punched down by hand. This time-consuming, low-impact processing optimizes fruit extraction and limits harsh tannins. The wine is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec, 6% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. All of the components of this wine were fermented and barrel-aged separately for 20 months in French oak barrels, then combined to create our Five Sisters Blend. Our Five Sisters Cabernet is a cellar-worthy, yet approachable take on the classic Bordeaux blend. Lush aromatics of plum and cassis are immediately evident and lead into rich, balanced flavors of black cherry and herbal spice. The expansive mouthfeel is supported by layers of dense tannin and subtle notes of sweet oak that culminate in an extended, velvety finish.

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