Winemaker, Richard Mansfield, sourced the grapes for Jenica Peak Cabernet Sauvignon from the pristine growing region of California’s Central Valley. Grown in the shadow of the majestic coastal range, protected from the cold Pacific winds and rains, and nestled to the west of the grand snow-capped Sierra Mountains, the vineyards for Jenica Peak are rooted in the fertile soils of the San Joaquin and Sacramento River Valleys.
Harvest & Winemaking
In order to fully expose the grapes to the warm rays of the California sun, the grapevines were trained to grow vertically tucked in the middle of evenly spaced wires stretched between stout vineyard posts . Budburst began in late April and the grapes grew into the peak of maturity before harvest in August and September. The clusters were carefully inspected; the berries gently removed from their stems, and sent to fermentation tanks. Yeast was added, the natural grape sugars changed into alcohol and the color in the grape skins transformed the wine to an ideal violet hue.
A purple-violet robe encases the dense, rich texture of this classic Cabernet Sauvignon. Supple notes of blackberries and cassis segue into flavors of dark fruit and creamy chocolate accentuated by a hint of mocha.
Enjoy alongside veal parmigiana
Awards & Accolades
Silver - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 2012
Silver "Best Buy" - World Value Wine Challenge, 2011
Gold - Orange County Fair Wine Competition, 2010
Silver - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 2010
Silver - California State Fair Wine Compatition, 2010
VARIETAL: Cabernet Sauvignon
APPELLATION: Coastal California
Photography and POS