Ladera "S" Cab Single Bottle Gift Pack
Each gift set is elegantly packaged in a complimentary etched-wood Ladera box, and we are happy to include a personalized gift note at your request.
The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were sourced exclusively from Howell Mountain, ranging from 1,600 to 1,800 feet in elevation. The vineyard sits above the fog line receiving longer sun exposure throughout the growing season. A combination of the high elevation, the red, volcanic and mineral rich soils and a commitment to excellence allows the fruit to achieve full physiological ripeness producing ripe, flavorful Cabernet Sauvignon with great structure and exceptional aging potential.
The 2015 Ladera “S” Cabernet Sauvignon release represents 20 years of the pursuit of quality by the Stotesbery family. Only 2 barrels produced, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is a strict barrel selection, all from a single vineyard block. The grapes were hand sorted, de-stemmed to tank and cold soaked for 5 days to extract maximum fruit characteristics. Gentle maceration techniques were employed throughout the fermentation to ensure proper extraction. The wine was drained without pressing and aged in 100% new French oak for 23 months then bottled aged for additional 30 months upon release.
The 2015 Ladera “S” Cabernet Sauvignon is comprised from the most promising lot of the vintage. Alluring aromas of blueberry and blackberry fruits mingle with expressive notes of cassis and nutmeg. The opulent palate presents a rich core of textured tannins and balanced acidity with distinctive flavors of black cherry and baker’s chocolate. From our family to yours, enjoy now through 2040.