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Our Wines – Chaiken Vineyards Our Wines | Chaiken Vineyards

Our Wines

Current 2013 Vintage

Our wines recently arrived in the U.S. and are available for purchase. This represents an opportunity to obtain many super premium “reserva” wines that will be produced in very limited quantities.  The wines offered are:

 

 
Generaciones Gran Corte 2013
The 2013 vintage of Chaiken Vineyards’ Generaciones Gran Corte is a blend of four varietals – 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Syrah.

Harvest:
All grapes were picked in April 2013 from vines planted in our own vineyard in 2007. Yields were 2 tons per acre.

Fermentation:
Grape varietals were fermented separately. After a cold maceration of 8-10 days at approximately 8-17°C (varied by varietal), yeast and nutrients were added and the stainless steel tanks were allowed to warm to encourage fermentation. The wines fermented dry in 24 days and were racked into 60% new French oak and 40% second-use French oak barrels. Final alcohol content is 14.5%.

Barrel Age, Blending, and Bottling:
After 9 months of initial barrel age, the wine was blended in stainless steel tanks and returned to the barrel for an additional 12 months of barrel age. The wine was bottled in February 2015 and arrived in the U.S. in March 2016.

 


Generaciones Malbec 2013
(Tasting Note PDF)

The 2013 vintage of Chaiken Vineyards’ Generaciones Malbec is 100% Malbec.

Harvest:
All grapes were hand picked in April 2013 from vines planted in our own vineyard in 2007. Yields were 2 tons per acre.

Fermentation:
After a cold maceration of 8 days at 11-16°C, yeast and nutrients were added and the stainless steel tanks were allowed to warm to encourage fermentation. The wines fermented dry in 21 days and were racked into 50% new French oak and 100 new French oak barrels. Final alcohol content is 14.8%.

Barrel Age, Blending, and Bottling:
After 9 months of initial barrel age, the wine was blended in stainless steel tanks and returned to the barrel for an additional 12 months of barrel age. The wine was bottled in February 2015 and arrived in the U.S. in March 2016.
 

 Generaciones Syrah 2013
The 2013 vintage of Chaiken Vineyards’ Generaciones Syrah is 100% Syrah.
 
Harvest:
All grapes were picked in April 2013 from vines planted in our own vineyard in 2007. Yields were 2 tons per acre.
 
Fermentation:
The Syrah underwent 5 days of cold maceration at 11°C. Yeast and nutrients were then added and the stainless steel tanks were allowed to warm to encourage fermentation. The wines fermented dry in 16 days and were racked into second-use French oak barrels. Alcohol content is 14.4%.
Barrel Age, Blending, and Bottling:
After 9 months of initial barrel age, the wine was blended in stainless steel tanks and returned to the barrel for an additional 12 months of barrel age. The wine was bottled in February 2015 and arrived in the U.S. in March 2016.

Generaciones Cabernet Franc 2013
(Tasting Note PDF)

The 2013 vintage of Chaiken Vineyards’ Generaciones Cabernet Franc is 100% Cabernet Franc.

Harvest:
Grapes were picked in April 2013 from vines planted in our own vineyard in 2007. Yields were 2 tons per acre.
 
Fermentation:
The Cabernet franc underwent 6 days of cold maceration at 11-17°C. Yeast and nutrients were then added and the stainless steel tanks were allowed to warm to encourage fermentation. The wines fermented dry in 24 days and were  racked into 100% new French oak barrels. Alcohol content is 14.5%.

Barrel Age, Blending, and Bottling:
After 9 months of initial barrel age, the wine was blended in stainless steel tanks and returned to the barrel for an additional 12 months of barrel age. The wine was bottled in February 2015 and arrived in the U.S. in March 2016.