Aromas of ripe blackberries, dried red fruit, and warm spice with hints of cocoa and smoky char create vibrant layers of complexity. The dense, dusty tannins on the palate give this wine intense richness and texture. The graceful power of this wine results in a deep, lingering finish.
This wine comes from Block 7 of our Cavalie Vineyard. With a gentle southwest slope, our Cavalie vineyard has consistently produced some of our best Cabernet Sauvignon and Block 7 showcases that.
The grapes were harvested and sorted in the vineyard with our Selective Harvester on October 28, 2017 to allow for maximum hangtime and flavor development. The fruit was not crushed in order to preserve as much whole berry as possible. We fermented Block 7 in a stainless steel tank with a combination of pumpovers and rack & returns (délestage) to control extraction and flavors. After fermentation, the wine was racked to New French and American oak for malolactic fermentation. The wine was barrel aged for 20 months.
Food Pairing Notes
pork, beef, BBQ, vegetarian, lamb, veggies, pasta, cheese and chocolate