2015 M by Michael Mondavi
The grapes came into the winery early in the morning and were gently transferred into our Pellenc destemmer, known as the most precise and gentle tool available. The berries were then placed into small wood tanks and settled for a day prior to commencing fermentation to capture the freshness of the grapes. Pressing occurred and we opted for a short maceration time as the small berries of mountain fruit provide a naturally ample intensity of color, tannins and mouthfeel. The wine is aged in 65% new French oak puncheons for 21 months as they impart a more delicate influence of oak and preserve the fruit and nuances of the vineyard.
89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot, 1% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot