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 4,800 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 2011 COLTERRIS Cabernet Sauvignon is 96% Cabernet Sauvignon from Theresa’s Vineyard, 3% Cabernet Franc Clone #1 from Katie’s Vineyard and 1% Petit Verdot Clone #400 from Two Brothers’ Vineyard, all located on East Orchard Mesa in the heart of the Grand Valley AVA. The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were harvested on October 27th, 28th and 29th, 2011 and the wine was aged in French and American oak barrels for 21 months. It was bottled in August 2013 with a total production of 2,138 cases. The wine has 14.4% alcohol, pH 3.69, and TA (titratable acidity) 6.3 g/L