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LABYRINTH PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2020

Grapes sourced for Pear Valley Owners estate property in west side San Miguel

THE VINEYARD

Pear Valley Way Vineyard, San Miguel Paso Robles
Latitude: 35.75150 N Longitude: -120.716 W

VINTAGE

Warm to hot without typical Labour Weekend heat spikes. Lower yields of smaller than normal bunches and berries

HARVEST

Handpicked: October 14, 2020
Brix 26.4 pH 3.70 TA 6.2 g/la
Alcohol: 15.5

FERMENTATION + COOPERAGE

% destemmed, 4-5 day cold soak, initial pumpovers, UV100 43 inoculation. 1 punchdown per day, 10 days to dryness plus 6-8 days. Extended skin contact. MLF inoculation at pressing, 2-3 weeks settling prior to barrel fill. 28 months in one/ two use French oak. Unfined and unfiltered. 95% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Petite Sirah.

TASTING NOTES

Dense saturated ruby Dusty black and blue fruits with brushy undergrown with a backdrop of pencil lead /graphite Concentrated black fruit with a backbone of acidity and fine grained tannins extending to a tarry chocolate finish

LABYRINTH PINOCULES PINOT NOIR 2020

Grapes sourced from a flat south site adjacent HW 246 in the Sta Rita Hills

THE VINEYARD

Lindsays Vineyard, Sta Rita Hills, California
Latitude:34.66357N Longitude: -120.36392W

VINTAGE

Mild to warm without typical Labour Weekend heat
spikes. This vineyard sits significantly more west
that most Sta Rita Hills vineyards and benefits
directly from the cooling influences of the Pacific
Ocean

HARVEST

Handpicked: September 12, 2020
Brix: 24.0 pH 3.34 TA 6.2g/l
Alcohol: 14.5%

FERMENTATION + COOPERAGE

Destemmed / 50 % whole cluster directly to 1.5t fermenters, cold soak with SO2 and dry ice. Fermentation with RC212 and 1 week extended post soak. 20 months on lees. Free run only. Unfined and unfiltered. 20% New French oak

LABYRINTH CUVEE STEPHANIE PINOT NOIR 2020

Grapes sourced from a steep west facing slope adjacent HW101 south of Santa Maria but just outside the SMV boundary.

THE VINEYARD

Loma Verde Vineyard, Santa Barbara County, California
Latitude: 34.83163N Longitude: -120.32091W

VINTAGE

Mild to warm without typical Labour Weekend heat spikes. This vineyard straddles the temperatures of Los Alamos and Santa Maria. Its slope and higher altitude give it some reprieve from afternoon heat.

HARVEST

Handpicked: September 10, 2020
Brix: 25.5 pH 3.52 TA 6.0g/l
Alcohol: 14.5%

FERMENTATION + COOPERAGE

Destemmed directly to 1.5t fermenters, cold soak with SO2 and dry ice. Fermentation with Assmanhausen and 2 days extended post soak.
20 months on lees. Free run only. Unfined and unfiltered. 15% New French oak

LABYRINTH CABERNET FRANC 2020

Grapes sourced from Tantara Estate vineyard in Santa Ynez Valley

THE VINEYARD

Mateos Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley
Latitude: 34.640080 N Longitude: -120.05784W

VINTAGE

Warm to hot without typical Labour Weekend heat
spikes. Expect firm robust wines capable of extended
cellaring.

HARVEST

Handpicked: October 17, 2020
Brix: 25.4 pH 3.62 TA 5.7g/l
Alcohol: 14.5%

FERMENTATION + COOPERAGE

100% destemmed, 4-5 day cold soak, UV43 yeast incoculatioin1 punchdown per day, 5 days to dryness, 1 week extended lees contact
MLF inoculation of free and press wine, 3 weeks settling prior to barrel filling. 24 months in 10% new French oak. Unfiltered and unfined. Free run wine only. 100% Cabernet Franc

LABYRINTH PETITE SIRAH

Grapes sourced form a site wellknown for fossilized whalebone and petrified seashells

THE VINEYARD

Tres Ninos Vineyard, Arroyo Grande Valley, California
Latitude: 35.205727 Longitude: -120.388695

VINTAGE

Warm to hot without typical Labour Weekend heat spikes. Expect firm robust wines capable of extended cellaring.

HARVEST

Handpicked: October 2, 2020
Brix: 26.3 pH 3.62 TA 5.2g/l
Alcohol: 15.5%

FERMENTATION + COOPERAGE

100% destemmed, 4-5 day cold soak, UV43 yeast inoculation. 1 punchdown per day, 8 days to dryness, no extended lees contact. MLF inoculation of free and press wine, 3 weeks settling prior to barrel filling, 24 months in 15% new French Oak. Unfiltered and unfined. Free run wine only

TASTING NOTES

Dense saturated ruby with flashes of purple Blueberry blackberry in volume, with backdrop of asphalt and graphite.  Medium to full bodied, exposing blue black fruits with a core of pencil lead and clean cedar spice. Finishes with brisk acidic and fine grained tannins.

LABYRINTH PEGASUS CABERNET SAUVIGON 2020

THE VINEYARD

Pegasus Vineyard, Los Olivos District, Santa Ynez Valley
Latitude: 354.63021 N Longitude: -120.106 W

VINTAGE

Warm to hot without typical Labour Weekend heat spikes. First time sourced..

HARVEST

Handpicked: October 20, 2020
Brix 24.9 pH 3.60 TA 5.9 g/l
Alcohol: 14.5

FERMENTATION + COOPERAGE

100% destemmed, 4-5 day cold coak, initial pumpovers, UV 43 inoculation. 1 punchdown per day, 10 days to dryness plus 6-8 days extended skin contact. MLF inoculation at pressing. 2-3 weeks settling prior to barrel fill. 24 months in one/ two use oak. Unfined and unfiltered. 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4 % Petite Sirah.