This wine shows the earthiness of Cabernet Franc and the polish of Cabernet Sauvignon. This hearty wine has aromas and flavors wild blackberry, earthy tobacco and dark chocolate. The oak tannins are well integrated. Drinkable upon release. We expect the 2012 vintage to be a long-lived wine.
The Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from the family’s organically grown O’Connell Family Estate Vineyard French Gate, Olive and Apple Blocks. The fruit from these blocks are perfect for Cask 321- bold and expressive. The 2013 vintage is robust and earthy.
45 months in new French Oak of medium plus toast
If you like Cabernet and Chocolate- this is your wine! Try it with all cuts of beef- grilled or roasted, game meats- venison, boar, and beef fondue.