SEA SHELL CELLARS
2017 LOW TIDE
Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Sea Shell Vineyard
Rolling alluvial terraces with decomposed limestone deposits along its slopes.
All were picked early in the morning to keep the fruit cool. 10% of the volume of each lot was bled off in order concentrate the varietal intensity of the flavors from the grape skins. Smaller lots were de-stemmed and sorted into 1-ton open top fermenters that were punched down 2-3 times per day. The larger lot was de-stemmed into a stainless steel tank and pumped over twice per day. Lots were kept on skins for 18-22 days prior to pressing.
Aging and Duration:
Lots for Low Tide were aged in a mixture of 225L neutral French oak and 500L French oak puncheons for 20 months prior to bottling. Approximately 20% of this oak was new.
Number of Bottles Produced:
AVA: Estrella District, Paso Robles
10.19.17, 10.23.17, and 10.25.17
Made from a mixture of the younger and older vines on the estate, this Cabernet displays an expressive mixture of developed flavors and youthful structure that can be enjoyed early but will reward aging in bottle.
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