WSI98 The 2018 vintage of perfect season represents the best of our estate vineyard. A beautiful nose of freshly-baked blackberry tart, juicy dark currants, red plums, cherry compote and warm baking spice builds excitement for what’s to come. On the palate, the wine is full and broad and includes touches of dusty cocoa, graphite, and dried lavendar. the finish is lingering and dominated by dark fruits.
2018 perfect season is crafted from cabernet sauvignon clone 4 and clone 337 grapes grown at the Estate in Knights Valley. The 2018 vintage was hand harvested on september 29 and october 11 and fermented in tank and wood barrels. It was barrel aged for 22 months in 100% new french oak and bottled on june 18, 2019. 239 cases produced.
The 2018 vintage of Perfect Season Cabernet Sauvignon was crafted by winemakers Philippe Melka, Maayan Koschitzky, and the Atelier Melka team from grapes farmed by viticulturist Jim Barbour. In its youth, it benefits from 3 hours of decanting.
The grapes that go into each bottle of Perfect Season are meticulously grown in our Bidwell Creek Vineyard and cultivated to the exacting standards of our winemaking and viticultural teams. At harvest, grape clusters are picked by hand and placed in small micro-bins to prevent skins from rupturing. In the winery, whole clusters are first sorted, removing any damaged or imperfect ones, and gently crushed and de-stemmed. The resulting individual berries are then hand-sorted again before fermentation. In essence, each berry used to create Perfect Season has been personally selected by our team.