2015 Stone Edge Farm, Surround Red Bordeaux Blend, 750mlSonoma Valley
After three years of plentiful harvests, the 2015 vintage resulted in a less abundant crop,
but the quality remained exceptional.
The mild, dry spring conditions promoted an early bud-break and minimal
heat during summer allowed the fruit to ripen at a steady pace through picking,
which began a few days earlier than 2014.
The drier-than-normal conditions contributed to the smaller berry size and
low yields, resulting in wines with outstanding concentration and flavor,
making the overall season ideal for producing Cabernet Sauvignon of wonderful
All of our vineyards are meticulously farmed by renowned viticulturist Phil Coturri of Enterprise Vineyards, using the best certified organic practices.
Grapes were hand-picked and the clusters were sorted before being de-stemmed. The lightly crushed berries were cold soaked for two days before getting fermented with the natural yeast that came in from the vineyard. We used a combination of one to three punched down fermenters. Pressed gently in a basket press, the wines were moved to French oak barrels where they completed the secondary malolactic fermentation. The separate lots were then aged on the fine lees for the first year, then racked and blended for aging in the second year.
- BlendOrganically Certified: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot
- WinemakerJeff Baker
- AppellationSonoma Valley