Palate

Red currant and cassis aromas greet you, followed by flavors of black currents, blackberry, cedar and toast. A wine of great structure and elegance that releases its flavors layer by layer, each a new and exciting discovery! Drinkable now. Age worthy 15 + years with good cellar conditions.

Growing Conditions

EQUILATERAL expresses the balanced triangle of the wine experience: beautiful aromas…a rich mid-palette of complex fruitiness playing against elegantly structured tannins…a lingering finish. The perfect triangle- Equilateral- ideally symbolizes Gabrielle ideal. The 2008 vintage had a dramatic growing season, with frost wiping out vineyard buds and heat spikes during bloom in May and in August. It delivered a very small crop due to these extremes but with an exceptional quality. The vintage produced wines that are very rich and full-bodied and well-balanced, with plenty of tannins for aging. The O’Connell Family Estate Vineyard in Oak Knoll District Napa Valley, Diamond Mountain and Oakville. Sold out.

Aging

Barrel aged in French Oak 14 months.

Food Pairing

Roasted lamb with Gabrielle Culinary MEAT RUB, pheasant in Madeira and mushroom sauce, boef bourgeonone, venison in chasseur sauce, classic steak cuts: rib eye steak, porterhouse, new york and prime rib.