Robert Clay Vineyards

2018 Ruby Cabernet


The 2018 Ruby Cabernet was planted in 1996 and was grown organically for the first time in 2018.  It was fermented on the skins for 30 days until the skins had almost completely disintegrated, then pressed off into an 80 gallon tank to settle for 3 months before being bottled. Nothing was added, no yeast, no acid, and no sulfur--its just fermented juice. Rich flavors of blackberries, blueberries, mulberries and plum. Enjoy this Ruby Cabernet with barbeque, steak, or vanilla ice cream.  There's only one case left, the rest goes into our library. 


Vineyard: Estate
AVA: Texas Hill Country AVA
Grapes variety: Ruby Cabernet
Root Stock: SO4 & Own Rooted
Planted: 1996
Agriculture: Organically Grown (Not Certified)
Fungicides Used: Hydrogen Peroxide, JMS Stylet Oil, Sulfur, Potassium Bicarbonate, Compost Tea 
Altitude: 1780 Feet/542 Meters a.s.l.
Soil: Sandy Loam
Training system: VSP
Planting density: 768 vines/acre.
Average age of vines in production: 24 years.
Harvest period: end of July, first week of August.
Fermentation: spontaneous on the skins with indigenous yeasts.
Aging: Flex Tank for 3 month then bottled