Andrew Geoffrey Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 (1.5 L Magnum)
2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Winemaker Notes:Barrel Aging:100% new Chateau French oak, Center of France/Medium ToastBlend Composition:90.7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 2.3% Petit VerdotEach block was separately hand picked in small boxes and the grapes were rigorously hand sorted to yield only the finest fruit. Once delivered to the winery, the fruit was once again sorted prior to destemming and crushing. The must was moved to stainless steel tanks for 72 hour pre-fermentation maceration. The tanks were then inoculated and pumped over 2 times per day until dryness. The tanks were then sealed for extended maceration. On average, the wines were in contact with the skins for a period of 35 days. The free run wine was drained from the tanks and held separate from the press wine. The settled free run wine was then moved to 100% new French oak barrels. The wines were racked quarterly with blending amongst the lots taking place at each movement. After 20 months of barrel aging, the wine was bottled August 14, 2003.