2006 Kelleher "Brix Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon
Our 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine with great density, power and finesse. Located on the southern border of the Oakville Appellation, the Brix Vineyard has gained a reputation for producing bold wines that are fruit forward yet suited for aging.
This wine has a deep red-black color with concentrated aromas of dark fruits and a touch of spice from the oak. It is full bodied and rich on the palate. The dark fruit aromatics are persistent with balanced acidity and a hint of sweetness from the new French Oak. The well-structured tannins last throughout the finish, which is long and enjoyable. This wine has great aging potential.
October 27, 2006
Fermentation: The grapes were handpicked at full maturity, when the tannins were fully developed. The fruit was hand-sorted both in the vineyard and at the winery. The grapes were cold-soaked in stainless steel tanks and then fermented with wild yeasts. During fermentation, the tanks were pumped over twice per day until dry. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was warmed up to 100 degrees and pumped over once per day for five days, then the tank was drained over night. The wine was aged for 24 months in half new French oak barrels and half once-filled French oak. The wine was lightly fined with 1 egg white per barrel.