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1988 MOFFETT VINEYARD - ESTATE
Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaking Information
1988 was a big drought year and didn’t allow for a good bud set, smallest crop since 1984. Early September got really hot, 10+ days in a row of over 100 degree heat turned a lot of the already small berries into raisins. People were picking as quickly as they could. The Moffett Vineyard was picked on September 19th.

Tasting Notes
Intensely rich, smooth wine with ripe currant and plum flavors. Has complex cedary, spicy vanilla and blackberry overtones with a long finish, fine balance and firm tannins.

Vineyard Source
100 % Moffett Vineyard / Rutherford Napa Valley
95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc

Production Notes
Tons per Acre: 2.75
Number of Cases: 800 cs.
Barrel Aging: 28 months in French Oak, 60% new
Brix it was picked at: 24.8
Alcohol: 14.2 %
Release Date was September 1, 1991