COLTERRIS Cabernet Sauvignon originates primarily from grapes grown in the sun and soil of Theresa’s Vineyard on East Orchard Mesa south of Palisade located in Colorado's beautiful and picturesque Western Slope. Situated in the heart of the Grand Valley AVA, this unique vineyard site at 4,600 feet in elevation is protected by the foothills of the Grand Mesa immediately to the south and east and by close proximity to the Colorado River directly to the north and west. This combination of high altitude sunlight and cool river nights produce a distinctively bold red wine, rich in color, flavor and smooth tannins.
The 2008 COLTERRIS Cabernet Sauvignon is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon from Theresa’s Vineyard, 3% Malbec from Erickson Vineyard and 2% Merlot from Frye, Two Rivers, and Talbott Vineyards all located in the Grand Valley AVA. The wine was aged in French and American oak barrels for 18 months and 1,084 cases of this premier release were bottled in July 2010. The wine has 14.3% alcohol, pH 3.54, and TA (total acidity) 6.3 g/L.