A resplendent bouquet of fresh plum, dark currant and
bramble berry, shrouded with tones of sweet cedar, charred oak and faint tobacco
leaf emanates from the glass in this wine.
Mirroring the nose, the full,
exuberant palate floods with juicy blackberry, supple black raspberry and black cherry
fruit, graced by whispers of chocolate pie crust, brown butter and toast. A marvel
of structure and grace, the wine finishes strong, supported by muscular tannins and
The 2010 vintage was cooler than usual during
the growing season, but ended with a heat wave.
This wine was
harvested at an optimal level of ripeness late September to mid-October.
took place at a high temperature to ensure that maximum extraction was achieved.
the wine was racked to 50% new French oak barrels. The wine was aged in barrel for a
total of 18 months before bottling.
This robust yet balanced Cabernet would prove a delicious pairing for
dishes from the grill, such as grilled pork chops or chicken with wild mushrooms and
red chard. For a delightful cheese course, try this wine with Beecher’s Marco Polo, a
hard cow’s milk cheese enhanced with peppercorn from Seattle, Washington.