Dexter Lake Handlebars Red Blend Calaveras County 2014 Dexter Lake Handlebars Red Blend Calaveras County 2014 Dexter Lake Handlebars Red Blend Calaveras County 2014 Download PDF

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Winery Matthew Rorrick Wines
VarietiesCabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, and Graciano, with small amounts of Zinfandel, Barbera, Merlot, Trousseau, and Mataro
Farming Practicespracticing organic
Soilsschist layer over limestone
Altitude2,000 ft.
Harvest Techniqueby hand
Yeastindigenous
Fermentationfoot crushed and maceration between 2-3 weeks / spontaneous fermentation in open-top fermenters and closed-top tanks / fermenters punched down by hand
Malolacticyes
Maturation2 years in used oak barrel
Sulfurminimal
Filterno
Finingno
Alcohol13.42%
Item NoT040440-14
Size750ml
Bottle Case12
Country United States
Region California
Sub-region Calaveras County
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Dexter Lake is an extension of Matthew Rorrick's culted winemaking with the Forlorn Hope wines. Dexter Lake is a larger production but maintains the rock n roll swagger you know and love. All fruit for the Dexter Lake wines is hand-harvested. The wine is fermented in a combination of open-top fermenters and closed-top tanks with punchdowns done by hand. The ferments are pressed at dryness, averaging 2-3 weeks total time on the skins. No commercial yeasts are ever added: all of Dexter’s fermentations occur with yeast native to the vineyard. No new oak is used on the wine, and it is bottled unfined and unfiltered after 2 years elevage.

The 2014 Dexter Lake is a blend of wines grown on Rorick Heritage Vineyard in Calaveras County, in the Sierra Foothills. At 2000’ elevation, the soil consists of a layer of schist overlaying limestone. The ‘14 Handlebars predominantly consists of Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, and Graciano, with small amounts of Zinfandel, Barbera, Merlot, Trousseau, and Mataro.