M. Dean Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 750ml
The Cabernet was sourced from prime vineyards throughout California. Yields were controlled to create richer, riper fruit. Small lots from cooler sites were blended to add a savory component and freshness. Upon arriving at the winery in small, separate lots, the fruit was directly pressed. After a short maceration, the juice was racked, settled, and finished primary fermentation in stainless steel with 25% racked to new French oak barrels. All the wine completed malolactic fermentation. Rigorous blending trials dictated the final blend, and the wine was bottled after ten months of aging.
The 2021 vintage was quite warm, allowing grapes to ripen fully. Small berries with good flavor concentration and firm, ripe tannins created a Cabernet Sauvignon with finesse and backbone. Blending with a minority of other Bordeaux varieties brought total harmony to the wine.