Cabernet Sauvignon

To create our Cabernet Sauvignon, we hand-selected the best grapes from Broken Rock Vineyard in Napa Valley.

Just up the road from Soda Canyon, laying at the base of Atlas Peak on the eastern ridge of the valley. Fruit from this area get the best of both worlds – hillside structure and rich flavors of the valley floor. Western exposure provides afternoon sun for the 2,000 vines planted per acre (talk about dense!) in extremely low fertility soil.

Wine Technical Sheet
Wine: 2012 Jaedin Markus Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard: Broken Rock
AVA: Atlas Peak, Napa Valley
Harvested: 10/9/12
Brix @ Harvest: 24.8°
Fermentation Details: Open-top tank fermented, 28 days on the skins, 10 days extended maceration
Aging: 22 months in new and used French oak barrels – 30% new
Blend: 94.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot.
pH: 3.68
TA: 6.1 g/L
Alc: 14.4%
Vintage: There were near ideal conditions in 2012. Warm days and cool nights yielded beautiful fruit with ripe flavors and naturally balanced acidity.
Winemaker’s Notes: Aromas and flavors of wild blackberry, cassis, mocha and vanilla bean. The wine has a silky texture and a smooth finish.

Vineyard Details
Broken Rock Vineyard – Atlas Peak, Napa Valley
Vineyard Size: 48 acres
Elevation: 843 feet above sea level
Clone/Rootstock: 337 on 3309 rootstock
Soils: Volcanic / Granitic sub soil
Trellis System: VSP (Vertical Shoot Positioning) Bilateral Cordon