California Cabernet Sauvignon

California

Fog Mountain

A new addition to our list this year, Fog Mountain forms part of...

the Boisset Collection. The name pays homage to the Californian mountain ranges and the cooling fog, which have a huge influence in Californian viticulture. The mountains offer unique climate conditions and varied soils on which to plant vines, whilst the fog, with its cooling effect, creates the ideal microclimate, prolonging the growing season and allowing the grapes to fully ripen.

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Vineyards

Fog Mountain’s California Cabernet Sauvignon was produced from select Cabernet grapes grown throughout California. The grapes are selected from vineyards that practice sustainable agriculture.

Vintage Information

The 2015 growing season was one of the earliest harvests on record, featuring variability in crop size, with some grapes affected more than others. An early bud-break in spring led to a protracted bloom and fruit set, followed by cool weather that extended deep into May. Heat was minimal throughout the summer, but fruit ripened steadily, even as early September rainfall slowed the pace momentarily. In the end, this was a slightly less abundant harvest than the immediately previous years.

Vinification

After fermentation, the wine underwent 100% malolactic fermentation. The final blend was aged, partially in oak, for six months prior to bottling.

Tasting Notes

This wine, a deep garnet in the glass, opens with alluring aromas of dark red fruit. This luscious Cabernet Sauvignon presents rich flavors of dried plums, Medjool dates, red currants and bright berries flavours on the palate. The wine has soft, round tannins and a lingering finish.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2015
Grape varieties 85% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Merlot
3% Cabernet Franc
3% Zinfandel
2% Petit Verdot
2% Petite Sirah
Region California
Winemaker Brian Maloney
Alcohol (ABV) 13.5%
Acidity 6.08g/l
Residual Sugar 5.6g/l
Wine pH 3.75