Wine Maker Notes
The much praised 2008 vintage lives up to its reputation at Field Stone. Our Cabernet is a luxuriant blend of all five of our estate clones,. The result is, in short, terrific. In character this ’08 release is an expressive, prime Alexander Valley Cabernet that opens up with seductive, spicy, varietal aromas that follow through with impressive mouth-filling flavors of ripe plums, Bing cherries and blackberries. This Cabernet is a classic example of Field Stone’s definitive "Alexander Valley Style”: rich, fruit forward, with attractive notes of oak vanillin that never dominate.
Average Sugar at Harvest: 25 BrixBarrel Ageing: 20 months in French & American Oak Average Acid at Bottling: 6.0 gm/literAverage pH at Bottling: 3.72Alcohol: 13.5% by volume