2016 'Tiburcio Vazquez' Lime Kiln Valley Red Wine

Tiburcio front label.jpg
Tiburcio back label.jpg
Tiburcio front label.jpg
Tiburcio back label.jpg
sold out

2016 'Tiburcio Vazquez' Lime Kiln Valley Red Wine

38.00

Back to Holiday 2018 Offer

See below for vintage summary, winemaking, wine stats, and for shipping info outside of CA

Add to Cart

Vintage Summary

The 2016 growing season was characterized by better than average winter rainfall returning to the Lime Kiln Valley, because of the persistent El Nino conditions. This resulted in a recovery year for the vines, with stronger growth, but no yield increase. Cool nights were the norm throughout August, with a heat spike in early September to finish off ripening. The grapes were harvested on September 26th.

Winemaking

The grapes were picked by hand, sorted in the field. At the winery the grapes were hand sorted into a 2 ton fermenters, one 100% whole cluster, one 100% destemmed. Pumped over once daily, pressed after a 10 day fermentation. Elevage in old (10 years) barriques for 18 months. Racked to stainless for four months prior to bottling. Unfined, unfiltered. Bottled July 5, 2018. 94 cases produced.


Wine Stats

Brix at harvest: 23.0

Titratable Acidity: 7.9 g/L

pH: 3.56

Residual Sugar: 0.0 g/L

Alcohol: 13.8%