Lot #12 CROSSBARN

FARMERS AT HEART

Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alexander Valley

2020
10 CASES

ABOUT THE WINE:

The “Farmers At Heart” barrel auction lot is a testament to Crossbarn’s deep reverence for farming and the complexities of each vintage. This lot is a tribute to their highly skilled team who worked tirelessly during this vintage to be guardians of quality with their labor-intensive winemaking techniques including meticulous picking decisions, sorting and barrel selections. The result is a magical wine that reflects its site and variety and will be appreciated for years to come.

A life in agriculture is rewarding and demanding, and not for the faint of heart. Crossbarn is named after the 150 year old ‘cross barn’ located on the Hobbs family farm in upstate New York and honors the values of hard work and integrity instilled in Paul Hobbs from his childhood.

This wine exclusively comes from a vineyard situated on the banks of the Russian River, just off Soda Rock Road in Alexander Valley, where the river-washed soils lead to deep penetrating roots that offer the fullest expression of the site. Along with gravel and clay loam, the mosaic of soils allow the fruit to develop a balance of ripeness, elegance and depth of flavors. Honoring their commitment to sustainably nurturing the vineyards, the vineyard became CCSW Certified Sustainable in 2018, one year after it was purchased. All fruit for this wine was hand-harvested within three weeks and showcases its full character with great energy and depth of flavor. The wine reveals lively and youthful notes of black cherry, anise, cacao, lavender, fresh oregano and an energetic palate of seamless tannins and blackberry finish.

WINEMAKER(S): Jacob Pickett, Paul Hobbs

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: June 2022
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: November 2022

National Distribution: AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, NE, NV, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SD, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, Washington, DC

International Distribution: Please inquire for more information.

A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered in your market as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.