100% Cabernet Sauvignon
28 months oak barrels 100% French
Tumbled through the ages by creeks and rivers, Positas is a gravelly Loam soil formed in alluvial material. Primarily located between 200-1,000 feet in elevation, Positas soils are found on stream terraces and side slopes, commonly referred to as benchland, home to some of the greatest Cabernet Sauvignon. Positas soils are nutrient rich and moderately deep, yet well-drained. Cabernet thrives in the environment provided by Positas soils, yielding fruit with thick skins, broad tannins and rich characteristics. With a pH ranging from 6.0 to 8.0, Positas soils are slightly acidic.
The 2014 Positas is a dark and brooding wine, shy to the taster. A complex, slightly earthy, sweet mineral nose is complemented by undertones of fresh black fruit and espresso grounds. Another perfect vintage, yielded both broad tannins and laser guided acidity. Bright raw blackberry, notes of cool mint, and dried underbrush give way to a long and satisfying finish. Still in its youth, this wine would benefit from 2-3 more years of bottle age and it will drink gracefully for the next 15-20 years.