Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018

Produced by San Rucci Winery

Grown in the sunny Central Valley of California, this Cabernet Sauvignon has deep color with plenty of dark fruits on the nose. 10 months of barrel aging helped build structure and a medium finish.

Icons/location pin Central Valley, California
Icons/wine/red California-style Cabernet Sauvignon
Icons/star Rare wine (56 cases produced)

The details

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  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
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Food Pairing

Hard Cheese, Burgers, Ribeye Steak

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Tasting Notes

Dark Cherry, Cassis, Dark Plum

What's cool?

Notable Viticulture Technique

Due to the warm climate of the Central Valley, we spend a lot of time managing the vineyard canopy and crop load to ensure the quality fruit production.

Interesting Winemaking Technique

To create the fruit forward style, we ferment for 1 week on the skins, and press off before dryness to prevent over extraction.


10 months neutral oak to keep the fruity nature of the wine.

San Joaquin, California

San Rucci Winery

The tradition that has become San Rucci Winery began over 90 years ago when a young Italian from Tuscany his wife and their young family immigrated to the United States. Today, the San Rucci winemaking tradition is carried on by father and son team Bill and Tony Merz. Our winemaking style is Californian wines inspired by our family winemaking heritage.

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Nerdy Details

What's in the bottle
Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
ABV: 14.0%
Acidity: ph of 3.65 acidity of 6.0 g/l
Cabernet Sauvignon from 15 year old vines from Central Valley (100%). Harvested on 2018-10-08 at 26.0 brix .
Press: Bladder Press
Fermentation: Skin contact for 1 week, then pressed off
Malolactic fermentation: 100%
Clarification: Bentonite for heat stability
Neutral Oak
Bottled on: 2020-07-27