2015 Star Lane 'Astral', Star Lane Vineyard
WINEMAKER NOTES By 2012 we had discovered an increasing reliance on our own-rooted Cabernet Sauvignon vines to produce Astral. As a wine of selection, we look for key vineyard blocks, and key wine lots from those sections, that provide at once complete wines bearing the hallmarks of complexity, full texture, balance, length, and age ability combined with pure deliciousness. The own rooted Cabernet from three important sections of the vineyard (one the highest planted block at 1,500â€™ above sea level) continue to provide this fruit. On top of that we are able to improve complexity with a higher percentage of new French oak without it appearing to overwhelm the wineâ€™s character. The wine is rounded off by a couple of other key parcels to produce this special selection.