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McGah Family Cellars introduced the two newest vintages of its estate wines: the 2011 Scarlett Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2012 1070 Green Sauvignon Blanc. The Cabernet Sauvignon was produced from 100 percent single-vineyard-estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon. The fruit was cold-soaked for five days, fermented for 18 days, and barrel-aged for 20 months in new French oak consisting of Taransaud, Ermitage, Marcel Cadet and Remond. The Sauvignon Blanc comprises 92 percent estate-grown Sauvignon Blanc and 8 percent estate-grown Semillon. The fruit was 80 percent barrel-fermented and 20 percent stainless-steel-aged on lees for six months with no battonage. A 750-ml bottle of the 2011 Scarlett Cabernet Sauvignon retails for $60, and a 750-ml bottle of the 2012 1070 Green Sauvignon Blanc retails for $25.
McGah Family Cellars, Alamo, Calif.
Distribution: Select markets