THE RAVENS - 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from our single, estate vineyard. Yields are kept down and organically farmed to achieve the best expression of the fruit. The grapes are hand-harvested and sorted then naturally fermented with the vineyard's indigenous yeast. The wine is aged for over 20 months in French oak barrels made by small-production coopers. It is bottled unfiltered and unfined.
The 2012 growing season was textbook perfect - no heat-spikes or rain, sunny days and cool nights - creating a wine with rich tannin, great balance, and excellent cellaring potential. 300 cases produced.
Sold in three 750ml bottle increments.
"The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon The Ravens Vineyard is a powerful, voluptuous wine built on pure structure. Far from an easygoing 2012, the Ravens is going to need time in bottle to settle down and mellow a bit. Pine, mint, red stone fruits, savory herbs, iron and an assortment of distinctly ferrous notes are woven into a fabric of real class. The pulsating, explosive finish is utterly irresistible, but the best is still at least a few years away. This is impressive juice." - Antonio Galloni