Palate

This wine is a bold experience with sensual depth and richness- surrender to deep ripe Bing cherry notes, blackberry, toast aromas and dive into flavors of blackberry, cassis, fragrant earth, dark chocolate, with very finely grained tannins, just the right amount of oak and a long smooth finish. 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 2010 vintage has intensity and beautiful balance. It was a lower yield vintage as early rains caused more fruit to be dropped, but this concentrated the flavors of the grape bunches. The O’Connell Family Estate Vineyard in Oak Knoll District Napa Valley and Oakville. Sold out.

Aging

Barrel aged in French Oak 14 months.

Food Pairing

Grilled lamb with lavender salts rub, venison marinated in coffee, pheasant in Madeira and mushroom sauce, New York steak.