Varietal: 72% Merlot- 20% Cabernet Sauvignon – 8% Cabernet Franc
Fermentation: 10 -14 day fermentation in open top and median sized fermenters all cap irrigated with peak temps of between 80 -85 F. All wine was aged in 60 gallon French barrels for 17 months;20% New French Oak. Wines were racked every 4 months and assemble a month before bottling.
Alcohol: 14.2 %
Tasting Note: Dark garnet color, exuberant nose of fresh blueberries and cassis with hints of cappuccino aromas. In the palate, Padlock opens up on more dark fruits with seductive truffle notes. The texture is rich and intricate, the tannins are smooth yet powerful. Padlock 2015 is slightly bigger than any of its predecessor but it remains a well-balanced and elegant wine. Enjoy the lengthy and sexy finish!