2017 Héroe Cabernet Sauvignon

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2017 Héroe Cabernet Sauvignon
2017 Héroe Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting notes

2017 Héroe Cabernet Sauvignon is a picture-perfect wine to be enjoyed on its own or paired with a variety of cuisines. This vintage displays a heightened sense of fruit; featuring raspberry, chocolate covered strawberry, and even pomegranate aromas!  The mouthfeel is very generous offering complex tannins, slight tart flavors, and a lengthy finish.

- Paul Frankel, Winemaker

Production notes

The winery processed the fruit immediately upon arrival.  The grapes came in at perfect ripeness right at 26.5 BRIX.  The fruit was picked and brought to the winery in one lot.  The first process was to separate the grapes from the stems, followed by fermentation in a stainless steel up-right fermenter tank.  We selected yeast ICV-D254 for its innate capacity to enhance the wine’s mouthfeel, increase the presence of dark fruit, and finally, its ability to stabilize the natural grape tannin inherit in the berries.  The wine aged for a total for 10 months in a mixture of 225L and 240L oak barrels.  Topping was conducted each month keeping the wine at the healthiest state possible. Bottling took place in late August 2018 and the wine has been bottled aged for a full year before officially being released to the public.

Other notes

Héroe pays tribute to the Brand’s winemaking and grape growing team of laborers.  The workers run the show, working tireless and doing whatever needs to be done.  Héroe is now in its 7th vintage and truthfully, the wine keeps getting better and better each year.  

Download Wine Notes
Vintage2017
VarietalCabernet Sauvignon
AppellationPaso Robles
Vineyard100% Frankel Family Estate
Acid0.65 g/100ml
PH3.74
Residual Sugar0.65 g/100 ml
Alcohol14.50%
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date08/22/2018
Cases Produced1500

 

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Light in the glass, this bottling shows crisp aromas of cranberry, fresh herbs and crushed graphite on the nose. The palate is a tad ripe, with candied cherry and pomegranate-syrup flavors, all lifted by mint and rising tannins on the finish. -MATT KETTMANN, Wine Enthusiast

The fruit is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and sourced from the 10 acre vineyard block ‘Puerta Electrica’.  2017 was one of our best growing seasons ever!  The gradual transition of spring to summer with hot days in the fall made for a uniform and balanced crop.

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