Rich flavors of blackberry, plum and dark chocolate are layered throughout the palate, while its sturdy structure and integrated tannins add a light chalkiness to the long, smooth finish.
Blended from premiere benchland vineyards, our Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon is polished and approachable. Bright blackberry, nutmeg, coffee and spice unite, layer by layer, to form a rich full bodied wine with chalky, round tannins and a long finish. We suggest pairing with a rib eye with peppercorn sauce.
2011 was a very cool growing season, with late precipitation in June. Around mid-summer heavy rains came and allowed vines to increase vigor creating lush full canopies. Long hang times allowed the fruit to develop evenly and created complex flavors and aromas.
Grape lots were blended from several benchland and mountain ranches that naturally yield smaller crops and result in intensely colored and flavored wine. Vine canopies were carefully managed to protect the Cabernet from direct sunlight while the fruit was allowed an extended hang time to fully ripen. In the winery we used a variety of techniques to maximize flavor intensity while managing tannin levels including cold soaking, pump over, and varying fermentation lengths and temperatures. The wine was aged in oak for 16 months.