Hand-picked in the middle of March, then into our open fermenters. Hand plunged and on skins for 12 days. Malolactic fermentation in barrel. Matured in 37% new French barriques (63% second usage) for 14 months.
Tipping its hat to its predecessors with its beautiful graphite-like minerality and soft cigar box, the 2020 Montague Estate Viribus Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon continues this vineyards penchant for producing Cabernet with amazing elegance and grace. Opening with hints of blackberry briar, plush blueberry, clay dust and pipe tobacco, the Viribus then eases into a palate resplendent with cocoa nib, red currant, and black plum. Glimpses of oregano, cedar and leather strap round out this beautiful fruit-forward wine.
Food Pairing: Portobello mushrooms, Slow-braised venison, Roast lamb with rosemary.
Cellaring Potential: Now – 8 years.
Total Acidity: 6.2 g/L
Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon 98.5%, Petit Verdot 1.5%