2018 Ordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Ordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon

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Making “Cab Sauv” cool again. Man, I have had my own fractured relationship with Cab. Like, Pinot Noir, there are many “standardized” examples out there. Lots of Cab is made by focus groups, not by winemakers. When I walked the Bright Light Vineyard with James Moss for the first time and he showed me his Cabernet blocks and explained their rarity (in Oregon and Washington) I was quick to say “yes”.

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Images of the Past

There are wine memories that I still hold on to. They are burned into my mind so vividly that I reflect back on them frequently. They are some of those first wine memories I have, at a time when I was just starting to understand my own palate. There is a confidence that builds from tasting many wines and there are certain styles of wines that make a huge first imprint. For me it was Bordeaux, both red and white wines. The plushness, the dark fruits, the tobacco (I love cigars), the density. I set out to launch this inaugural release of Ordeaux as an homage to those Bordeaux styles.


Tech Sheet

STATE/REGION: Oregon
APPELLATION:
Columbia Gorge AVA (East)
VINTAGE:
2018
GRAPE:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
ESTATE GROWN:
No, purchased grapes
VINEYARD SOURCE:
Bright Light Vineyard
VINEYARD AGE:
6 years old
DRY FARMED:
Yes, 1st year
OWN ROOTED:
Yes
SOIL TYPE:
Basalt, River Sedimentary, Loess
ELEVATION:
800 ft (244 m)
HARVEST DATE:
October 8th, 2018
HARVEST METHOD:
Hand Harvested
BRIX @ HARVEST:
25.0
pH @ HARVEST:
3.41 
SKIN CONTACT:
20 days in Wood Eggs
CHAPTALIZATION:
Never
FERMENTATION:
Ambient Yeast
MATURATION VESSEL:
390L Perle of Quintessence
ALCOHOL (by volume):
14.50%
SULFUR DIOXIDE (SO₂):
<2 mg/L
ACIDITY SCALE (pH):
3.87 pH
TOTAL ACIDITY:
5.8 g/L
FINING AGENT:
Unfined (Vegan)
FILTRATION:
Unfiltered  
BOTTLE SIZE:
750ml & 1.5L (Antique Green)
CLOSURE TYPE:
FineCorkX (99.99% TCA Free)
PRODUCTION:
110 cases + 24 magnums
BOTTLING DATE:
September 13th, 2019
RELEASE DATE:
TBD

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