A delightful bouquet of black
cherry, mountain blueberry, rose petal, and bramble that dance among hints of cocoa,
dark chocolate, and cedar.
Blueberry pie and graham cracker lead on the palate,
while deep flavors of coffee, cinnamon toast and white pepper follow. Long and lean,
the caramelized finish swirls with toasted, nutty tannins and subtle touches of dried
blackberries and baking spice.
The mild 2011 vintage allowed for a long hang
time, resulting in evenly ripe, complex flavors in the berries.
The fruit for this wine
was harvested at an optimal level of ripeness in late September through October. The
fruit was hand-harvested at night, carefully sorted and destemmed to tank, where
fermentation took place.
60% new French oak barrels,
where it was aged for 18 months prior to bottling.
A dark garnet wine.
This smooth yet powerful Cabernet deserves to be paired with a dish
that highlights its sweeter flavors while accentuating the spicier elements. Grilled
peppercorn-crusted tenderloin with blueberry sauce or herb-roasted rack of lamb with
lemon-herb salted fingerling potatoes would be excellent choices to partner with this
wine, as would a mature, hard cheese like Dry Jack.