2017 Subliminal Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Subliminal Cabernet Sauvignon


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Subliminal: 2 families, 1 vision


Subliminal is a partnership between the Parientes (Nomadic Distribution) and the Porters (Amplify Wines).  Born out of a shared desire to capture a style of Cabernet Sauvignon almost forgotten in California- that of a humble table wine- Subliminal is a weeknight wine that speaks strongly of its origins.  Its dusty tannin and dried fruit recall 1970s California, while its bright, fresh, lifted character is a purely modern take on the grape.  From old vines in the Santa Ynez Valley planted over 40 years ago, aged completely in neutral oak, with no additions other than a minimum of sulfur dioxide, this is a new side of California Cabernet Sauvignon that will carry you from summer BBQs to winter braises.


77% Cabernet Sauvignon, Rancho Arroyo Perdido.  Planted 1972.

23% Merlot, Giff Vineyard.  Planted 1978.

Fermentation: 50% in concrete, 50% in stainless steel

Aging: 9 months in neutral oak on undisturbed lees.  Racked once for bottling.

SO2: None at crush, 30 ppm in barrel, 25 ppm at bottling

Native yeast, native malo, no additions other than SO2

Unfined and Unfiltered