Cashmere is one of the most precious gifts of nature. It evokes quality, luxuriousness, and something that is a labor of love to produce. Our Cashmere is a silky and wonderful blend of Mourvèdre, Grenache, and Syrah. Enjoy with foods and friends of distinction.
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Contra Costa County provides the lion’s share of the grapes for this blend. Mourvèdre, sourced from 30-year-old vines planted in sandy soil, is dry-farmed and head-pruned to develop flavorful fruit. Careful attention to our Grenache vineyards in Oakley involve cluster thinning and leaf pulling, which increases fruit concentration. The bulk of the Syrah for the blend is also from Oakley, where the warm days and cool nights result in lush fruit and significant tannins.
The individual lots of grapes were harvested separately according to ripeness and balance of acidity. The grapes underwent total de-stemming and a very gentle crushing to ensure a large proportion of whole berries in the must. Fermentation was carried out in stainless steel with select cultured yeasts at controlled temperatures. The grapes were pressed at dryness then settled for ten days and racked to 25% new French oak with a dark toast level for eight months.
Cashmere is a very flavorful, smooth wine offering bright cherry, raspberry, chocolate and toast with hints of cracked black pepper and plum.
One of the most versatile reds we produce, try Cashmere as an accompaniment to grilled salmon, pork roast or duck.
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