16/03/2023 by Rosa 0 Comments
Hill of Tara wine offering
Hill of Tara wine annual Spring Release begins on Friday, March 17th at 8:00AM PST. This will be a special opportunity to acquire their 2019 Mound of Hostages Cabernet Sauvignon from Moonridge Vineyard. The wines are available on a first-come, first-served basis with limited quantities.
Read their adventurous experience of creating this wine in a mandatory evacuation zone!
Hill of Tara wine annual Spring Release:
Hill of Tara wine Spring release will close March 31st; however, they might sell out before then, so they recommend acquiring your wines before they are gone forever.
"Our wines are allocated based on tenure, release participation, and additional engagement factors. Patience is rewarded as allocations grow over time with consistent participation. Our wish request feature allows you to wish for additional wines beyond your allocated amount. We do our best to grant as many wishes as possible after the release closes."
2019 MOUND OF HOSTAGES
MOONRIDGE VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Mountain fruit, straight on the nose. Powerful black and bright red core fruit. Forest components but not herbaceous. Integrity.
This is a mountain cabernet. Wet granite. Intriguing and enticing. Lifted red fruit, dark chocolate covered cherries on the palate, length and structure. Texture and balance. Well integrated oak that complements and structures a long and dry finish. Lay this beauty to rest. Age worthy wine.
Perched on one of the highest crests of the Mayacamas, Moonridge Vineyard is a magical 19-acre vineyard with ancient volcanic soils and breathtaking views of Sonoma County. The
vineyard is organically farmed by Phil Coturri, Jorge Molinar & a very talented crew of Enterprise Vineyards employees. Planted in 2000, Moonridge Vineyard is home to our Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and produces low yielding, beautifully developed fruit.
On October 16th 2019, we harvested 2.133 tons of Cabernet Sauvignon. The fruit arrived at the winery cold and early in the morning. After hand sorting, the clusters were gently destemmed and must-pumped to a stainless steel fermentation tank. No crushing was used as we prefer to maintain a large percentage of whole berries for this wine.
After a 5 day cold soak we began warming the must to encourage native fermentation. By Day 10 of the fermentation the wine had received 15 pumpovers, a rack and return and had fermented through over half of its sugar. Then the lights wento ut. For the next 3 days the Glass Fire heavily impacted winemaking operations as the winery was in a mandatory evacuation zone and there was no electricity or running water.
Taking “backroads” we were able to access the winery and punchdown the fermentation manually every day.
By day 14 we were up on a generator, some evacuation orders had been lifted and we could reinstitute pumpovers. The wine was pressed after 23 days on skins and barreled down to 4 barrels, 3 of which were new. The wine was Bordeaux racked on June 4th and December 2nd 2020, and April 1st 2021. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered on December 17th 2021.
Release Date: St. Patrick's Day; March 17th, 2023
750ml - $85 per bottle
Production: 60 cases
AVA: Moon Mountain District
Organically Farmed by: Phil Coturri & Jorge Molinar
Aromatics: Spearmint, Dark Cherries, Light Vanilla
Flavors: Chocolate Covered Cherries, Wet Stone,
Winemaker: Alex Kanzler
Vineyard: 100% Moonridge Vineyard,
Spacing: 8’ X 5’
Harvest Date: October 16th 2019, 2.133
Tonnes at 25.0 Brix, 3.50 pH
Fermentation: 5 Day Cold Soak, 18 Day
Native Fermentation – Stainless steel tank
Barrel: 75% New French Oak, Seguin
Moreau Iconé & Darnajou
Barrel Age: 22 Months, 3 Bordeaux Racks
Bottling Date: December 16th 2021
Alc. %: 14.9
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