Extroverted aromas of fresh raspberries, milk chocolate, and malted vanilla explode from the glass.
Round and lush, with dense layers of blackberry, black cherry, and the subtle spiciness of charred French oak. The tannins are broad and creamy, and linger well into the lengthy, sweetly smoky finish.
All fruit is organically grown. The 2013 Volker Eisele Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of vineyard blocks from throughout the entire estate. Varying terrain, different clones, and different rootstocks produce a patchwork of flavor identities between the vineyard blocks, creating a blend that is essentially a snapshot in time of a dynamic, ever-changing vineyard. During the fall of 2013, each individual vineyard block was monitored for ripeness, and picked when the grapes had reached their full expression of ripeness.
The Cabernet blocks were harvested in five separate passes mid October.
22 months in 50% new French oak barrels from Treuil cooperage (i.e. Ailler and Troncais).
Deep burgundy, with subtle purple undertones.