600L is the byproduct of microvinification, the process of sourcing wine from the most exceptional spots in a vineyard. To create it, winemaker Justin Seidenfeld takes his grapes from just a few rows of Cooley Ranchs Sky High vineyard, which tops out at 2,040 feet above sea level. He picks the grapes by hand, then ferments the fruit in custom-made barrels. The winemaker has an intricate hand in all aspects of creating 600L; from handpicking the grapes, to drain off and barreling to punch downs.
Once the wine is in the barrels, the winemaking team strives to keep the fermentation 100 percent naturalno pumping, no chemicals, gravity only. When the wine is ready, each bottle is filled by hand and affixed with labels, lastly Seidenfeld handnumbers each bottle.
600L is comprised of the best fruit from the 20,000-acre Cooley Ranch in the western reaches of Sonoma County. Its elegant. Its smooth. Its excellence, refined.
Named for the fermentation vessel, a custom-made 600L barrel, 600L is a labor of love and commitment to creating wines that reflect a winemakers passion.
Appellation: Sonoma County
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
TA: 0.62 gm/100ml
Cellar & Fermentation: 26 months in French oak barrels, 76% new; wood tannins of the barrel soften grape tannins during fermentation