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Electrum 17

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Electrum 17
Electrum 17

The Electrum Cabernet is BACK! The signature wine of Obelisco and the one the founder's planted the vineyard for.  It is a premium fan favorite.

Tasting Notes: Dark purple, red color. Dark wild berries on the nose, like boysenberry, with notes of vanilla and spice. The wine hits the palate with an immediate silkiness that reveals a balance between broad soft fruit flavors and the spices of the oak barrels. The mid-palate is a full array of fruit and spice that leaves the back of your palate tingling with a mix of reductive fruit flavor and unforgettable Red Mountain tannin. It is full, rich, with surprisingly lush flavor points full of fruit and spices that make your mouth tingle. The mouth feel is smooth on the entry and in the mid-palate and finishes long with nicely balanced acid and noticeable tannins, which make for a long, long finish.

Cellaring: Because it is made from Red Mountain grapes this wine should age well for the next 12 to 15 years. Because it is Obelisco fruit, it is soft and inviting now for wine that is 91% Cabernet.

Production: All the fruit for this wine is from Obelisco Vineyard. The high density planting yields smaller berries, which contribute to the concentrated flavors, yet the fruit from this vineyard always makes wines with luxurious tannins and mouth feel. Combine this with 20 months in 30% new oak and you get a wine that invitingly combines great fruit and oak.

Harvest notes: 2017 was a fairly balanced year weather wise.  Fruit matured quickly in the heat of the summer but then mellowed in the fall when the diurnal temperatures of the Red Mountain terroir fluctuate to colder at night.  This allows the grapes to “arrest” their development of sugars and slow the loss of acid, but allows the grapes to gain better flavor profiles with extra hang time. Like past years, the sugars developed quickly, but the slowing Fall season helped develop flavor. All in all a good year for vineyards.




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