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Applegate Valley (AV) features for LÜK – 2016 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Many a wine drinker has, and many more have yet, to experience the wonders of this burgeoning wine region. Located within southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley, about 50 miles north of California’s border. The beautifully scenic Applegate Valley, surrounded by the Siskiyou Mountains, provides much influence over the region’s climate and weather patterns. A myriad of natural phenomena (granitic based soils, goldilocks location, elevation, and climate) provide all the necessary elements for world-class potential.

  • Serra Vineyard: Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Located in the northern portion of AV, in the “Kubli Bench,” this is a slightly warmer, drier microclimate
    • Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted ungrafted, nearly 30 years ago
    • South facing, moderate thee percent slope, the elevation is approximately 1,350 feet, well-drained Manita loam soils
    • Longer sunlight hours earlier in the season; shorter, cooler days leading into harvest
    • Signature characteristic of site: flavor development ahead of sugar development, which allows for significantly lower alcohols, vis-a-vis other notable Cabernet regions
Serra Vineyard
19 months in French oak barrels, 60 percent new
  • Grapes are fully destemmed; whole berry (uncrushed) start
  • 50 percent of production fermented in barrel; 50 percent in stainless steel tanks
  • 10-12 days of fermentation/maceration; racked and settled two days; barreled down at 1-2 degrees brix to finish primary
  • Single racking following completion of ML
  • Production: 210 cases
Final blend: 94 percent Cab Sauvignon, six percent Malbec. We chose to blend a portion of a single, stand-out barrel of Malbec (also grown at Serra), for mouthfeel enhancement