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2001 Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Two Moon Vineyard
 ~  Dry Creek Valley  ~

THE VINEYARD — At 1,700' elevation, Two Moon Vineyard sprawls atop McCray Ridge at the southwestern edge of the Dry Creek Valley appellation. In 1997, a six-acre Cabernet block was added to the four-acre Merlot block planted in 1987. The site typically begins each day in sun-light and enjoys a steady airflow to and from the Pacific Ocean 15 miles west. The entire vineyard is terraced to follow the contours of the hillside. Climatic stability allows a long growing season and helps produce a wine true to the culture of a mountain vineyard. Austere soils keep tonnage low & create complex, age-worthy wines.

TASTING NOTES  —  
Lush, ruby color.
Richly aromatic: succulent, ripe black currents and cherries, with smokey undertones.
Sculptured mid-palate reveals textured layers of ripe black fruit, raspberry & herbs, seasoned with smokey chocolate
Roundly balanced, sleek, and generous

WINE MAKING DATA  —
Harvest:  September 1, 2001
Tonnage: 7.22
Harvest Brix: 25
Alcohol/Vol. 14.3
pH: 3.48
Residual Sugar: 8mg/100ml
Barrel Aging:  22 months
Bottle Aging:  13 months
Barrels: Medium toast,
French oak 30% new

PRODUCTION —
381 cases of .750 ml
80 cases of .375 ml

 


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e-mail simpson@mccrayridge.com ~ Copyright McCray Ridge ~ Revised June 2, 2005