The grapes for our Cabernet Sauvignon are sourced from our estate vineyards in the southern reaches of Monterey County. This region enjoys warm, sunny days followed by windy afternoons and chilly nights. The wide day-to-night temperature differential results in grapes that are ripe and powerful with strong flavors and silky tannins.
At the winery, the fruit is carefully sorted then destemmed, crushed and fermented at warm temperatures in stainless steel fermenters. Gentle punch downs are performed several times a day. Once dry, the must is pressed into stainless steel tanks for settling, then racked prior to aging on both new and neutral French, American and Hungarian oak.
Our Ryder Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a fruit-driven wine boasting ripe cherry, currant and dark chocolate aromas. The flavors are deep and concentrated with notes of blueberries, blackberries and vanilla. The tannins are silky and satisfying which lead to a balanced and elegant finish.