Brash Higgins 2018 ‘CBSV’ Cabernet Sauvignon-Organic


The fruit for the 2018 CBSV was hand selected at the Organic Brash Higgins estate Omensetter Vineyard. The vines were planted in 1997 into a unique, shallow sandstone shift in the predominately clay over limestone vineyard. 2018 may be our finest effort yet, as the vines survived intact after a wicked hailstorm ripped thru the region in November. A touch longer elevage than usual, 20 mos, showed superb results. 200 cases

‘Perfumed nose; caraway seeds, floral, sweet mint, blueberries and cassis, with spicy notes of Earl Grey tea, and Dutch liquorice. On the palate the wine is smooth and rich with the sweet earthiness of roasted root vegetables, the acidity of rhubarb and the dark lusciousness of black currants. Layered and complex, the 2018 finishes with lovely sweet notes as well as that typical cabernet tannin keeping the wine taut.’ – Brad Hickey, Vinitor, November 2020.


Additional information
Harvest date: March 2, 2018 Hand selected
Grower: Brash Higgins-Estate grown on Omensetter
Geology: Pirramimma Sandstone over limestone
Planted: 1997 double cordon
Viticulture: Organic Certified
Fermenter type: Open
Cap management: Hand plunged two times daily
Days on skins: 16
Time in oak: 20 months
Oak origin: French
Oak age: 20% new, 40% 1-3 year, 40% older
Bottling date: Jan 21, 2020
Filtration: Coarse
Closure: Stelvin +
100% Cabernet from Omensetter Vineyard
pH 3.77, TA 6.67 g/l, Alc 14.4%

200 cases

Price: $42 per bottle, $252 per 6 bottle case

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