This Cabernet displays strength and balance yet epitomizes grace and harmony. The intensity and depth of fruit is balanced by a silky smooth palate and long finish. This wine layers in notes of bright cherry and red currant spiced with mountain sage, anise and black tea. It will be exciting to see this wine develop over the next decade.
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is made from the Duarte-Georgetown vineyard. I selected three different Cabernet clones blended with some Malbec and Petite Verdot. The wine was aged in Barrel for 24 months before bottling without fining or filtration.
The grapes were sorted and de-stemmed. Musts were cold soaked for 3 days then inoculated with cultured yeasts. Manual punch downs were carried out three times a day, with a total maceration time of 14 days. To showcase the elegant side of Cabernet Sauvignon aging was done in 100% French oak with about 30% new integrating the oak flavors with the fruit. The wine was aged in barrel for 36 months before bottling without fining or filtration.
Food Pairing Notes
This Cab would be magic with a Beef Wellington.