2013 Palmaris Outer Coastal Plain Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
2013 was an excellent growing season in the Outer Coastal Plain characterized by conditions which allowed for maximum fruit maturity by late season. This wine is a blend composed of three grapes: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc. The musts were fermented in contact with the skins for a period of 14 days and were vinified using a Saccharomyces cerevisiae originally isolated from a Languedoc terroir. They were made in separate lots between September 23 and October 7, 2013 and subsequently transferred to a combination of French Nevers and American Oak in early December 2013. Malo-lactic fermentation was effectuated in oak where they remained for 28 months until April 2016. The wines were then assembled into one blend and bottled in early May 2016.
The 2013 OCP Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied red that needs air to open, please decant prior to serving. We hope that you will enjoy this fine wine with a fine meal and in the company of good friends.