Massa Vineyard (formerly Durney) is located in the remote highlands of Carmel Valley and sits at 1500 feet in elevation, overlooking the hills of the remote Cachagua region.
Massa's first Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted on their own roots in 1968 by the Durney family. We are lucky to source our fruit from this original 1968 block. The vineyard has been farmed using organic practices from the start, and received its organic certification in the 1980s.
Our 2022 Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were de-stemmed and spent 30 days on the skins while undergoing a native yeast fermentation. After fermentation, the wine was basket pressed and aged in neutral French oak barrels for 10 months before bottling without fining or filtration in July 2023.
With no new oak influence, our Massa Cabernet is our ode to the old school Cabs of California. Our 2022 Cab from this site carries both richness of aroma from the vintage and a relative lightness in body and structure. A bouquet of red and purple fruits, notes of leather, cedar, and spice bounce from the glass, while integrated acidity and gentle tannins complete the palate. This is a ready to drink Cabernet for any occasion—with or without food.