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2018 Mossback Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

Our 2018 Mossback Cabernet is sourced from the famed Chalk Hill appellation in Sonoma County. This cool-weather region produces age-worthy Cabernets with classic characteristics of leather and spice and great structure.

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Tasting Notes

The aromas of the 2018 Mossback Cabernet Sauvignon are an enticing mix of leather and chocolate and blackberry jam. Concentrated flavors of dried cranberry, marionberry and cream cola are rich and dense. The cool-weather Chalk Hill appellation shows off with hints of anise and brambly blackberry in the rustic, racy finish.

Production Notes

Our Mossback Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were hand-harvested at night, and quickly delivered to our winery. These cold grapes were destemmed and crushed into small stainless-steel fermenters. The must was chilled to 55 degrees for 24 hours for its “cold soak” to enhance the berry aromas, and the juice was bled from the tank to concentrate flavors. During fermentation, we pumped over the wine twice a day to enhance color stability and aromas. A portion of the crushed fruit was fermented in French oak barrels to further intensify color and flavor. Tank fermented lots were pressed off at dryness then aged 22 months in French, hybrid (Hungarian and American oak) and American oak. The barrel fermented lot was pressed off after 90 days of skin contact then returned to the same barrels in which they were fermented. The final blend contains 10% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot to enhance smoothness and increase the velvety structure.


Pair this big-flavored wine with a well-marbled steak, baby back ribs, or a strong blue cheese.

Other Notes

The term MOSSBACK is an old-time expression for farmers, folks who are both connected to their roots and to the land. The Giguiere family has a strong, storied tradition of farming out here in the Dunnigan Hills, which is why we hold these folks in high regard. These wines are a nod to those men and women, who understand more than anyone the delicate relationship between vine, climate and soil.
Vintage 2018
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation Chalk Hill
Size 750 ml