Our 2016 Cooley Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is rich with juicy cassis, dark black fruit and soft floral notes. The palate is medium bodied with robust tannins and balanced acidity culminating in a long, smooth finish. This inaugural vintage is best enjoyed with a grilled filet and cherry reduction, chocolate coffee pot de crème or simply on its own.
As the only 100% varietal wine from ROWEN Wine Company, Cooley Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is the pure embodiment of Cabernet Sauvignon grown on the historic Cooley Ranch, a majestic high-elevation vineyard above the fog line, where red-Bordeaux varietals thrive.
Bordeaux varietals thrive on steep terrain and volcanic soil and, our Cooley Ranch is precisely the kind of landscape they love, with elevations ranging from 800 to 2,040 feet and influenced by cool Pacific breezes. Cooley Ranch is blessed with a bright red, volcanic-based soil that is sought after for its high-quality grape-growing potential and one of the reasons our winemakers carefully selected this land to plant on. Also, due to being above the fog line, Cooley warms up during harvest to allow for hotter growing temperatures and extra tannin development. All of this provides beautifully ripened fruit and balanced acidity ultimately reflecting the best of our superior lots of Bordeaux varietals.
Appellation: Sonoma County
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
TA: 0.57 g/100ml
Cellar & Fermentation: 26 months in French oak barrels, 100% new