The Hill

Sachau Vineyard

MLR Vineyard Designate Blend

Livermore Valley

2016

Nottingham Cellars Micro-Lot Reserve wines are produced from the finest vineyards in the Livermore Valley that showcase the region’s ability to grow world class Bordeaux Varieties. Each variety is site specific and was chosen as one of our finest offerings available.

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Tasting Notes

The Hill is our ode to this incredible site, its name inspired by the vast topography that makes Sachau so unique. Primarily Cabernet Franc with Cabernet Sauvignon lending a hand in developing density and complexity, while Petit Verdot brings grip, blue fruited tones and mid-palate richness. Aromatically the wine exhibits classic red fruit and herbaceous undertones with darker fruits waiting to be revealed. On entry, red fruit leads the way, framed with medium acidity and soft tannins throughout. Darker fruit fills in the mid-palate as the wine travels. Oak plays a nice roll framing the fruit as the wine finishes.

The Vintage

2016

Vineyard Sources

Situated directly behind Murrieta’s Well Winery off Mines Rd, Sachau Vineyard is hilly, steep and ranges from low sloping ravines to high elevated hilltops, with a variation of gravel and clay throughout. Though first sourcing from Sachau in 2014 this vineyard has quickly become a favorite amongst our winemaking team.

Production

140 Cases

Vintage
2016
Wine Type
Red Blend
Appellation
Livermore Valley
Varietal Composition
85% Cab Franc
10% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Petit Verdot
Acid
.61
pH
3.55
Alcohol %
14.2
Cases Produced
140