Valravn 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County
The 2019 Valravn Cabernet Sauvignon is 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. The grapes hail from Sonoma County vineyards, including the sub-appellations of Dry Creek Valley, Moon Mountain, Sonoma Valley, and the cooler Knights Valley. Combining elevations, aspects, climates, and soil types allows us to blend the components for a seamless composition.
In the cellar, hand-sorted grapes undergo an extended cold-soak followed by primary fermentation in stainless steel. Following primary, the wine is racked to French oak barrels (new, second use, and neutral) for 18 months aging - Sylvain, Gamba, Darnajou, and Seguin Moreau cooperages. After aging, the wine was gravity settled and bottled unfined and unfiltered.