Hypothesis 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is the FIRST wine of its kind.
100% produced from a brand new winemaking technique called
(translation - "instant relaxation") that was created in Europe in the
early 1990's, yet was only recently introduced in the United States in 2009.
Widely used in France by winemakers in Bordeaux and Rhone (Chateau Beaucastel
being the most famous of them), Flash Detente is an all natural and organic
pre-fermentation process that simply involves quickly heating and cooling
the skins of the fruit before beginning fermentation.The results from this process
are incredible color, flavor, and tannin extraction from the grapes as
well as many other positive benefits. For all of my wine geeks, scientists,
and chemists who desire more info please click on the following article
where my winemaker and others are interviewed explaining the process
in greater detail:
Wines & Vines, Jan 2011: Flash Extraction Goes to work.
We have been dreaming of and contemplating how we would produce
our reserve Cabernet Sauvignon for years. Through trial and error,
educated guesses, and hypotheses we discovered that barrel fermentation
and flash detente were the keys to uncovering what we had long been
searching for. Our goal was to produce a wine with incredible
structure, depth of fruit, and complete oak integration, without
being overdone. The Hypothesis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
is rich and complex, but still has incredible finesse.
We believe our reserve Cabernet can go up against some
of the big boys in the game, but still leaves a little
money in your pocket! Don't take our word for it and
decide for yourself! Drink. Think. Hypothesis!