Alluring aromas of violets, berries and black currants entice the nose, then it’s love at first sip. The rich and soft palate of dark cherries and hints of vanilla is rounded with a supple finish of sweet caramel and toasted oak.
Sourced entirely from vineyards in Paso Robles, the 2016 vintage proved to be a superior year for Cabernet Sauvignon. A mild spring followed by a few summer days with above average heat led to a fluctuation in the growing season causing the grapes to ripen earlier than usual. Nevertheless, the vintage offered fruit of high quality with high color density. After the grapes were harvested, sorted and fermented, the wine was aged with a combination of French and American oak for ten months. A heavy dose of Petite Verdot sourced from Paso Robles was then blended in to provide a strong backbone and further the complexity of the Cabernet Sauvignon.
With a rich palate, this wine will stand up to various meat dishes such as braised short ribs, char grilled sirloin streak, or blackened swordfish tacos with mango avocado salsa.
80% Cabernet Sauvignon
20% Petite Verdot
100% Paso Robles
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3-Plus Stars, Very Good - Restaurant Wine, January 2018