2010 Cabernet Bottle

2010 Cabernet Label

Bacchus & Beery
2012 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition

Tasting Notes

Dark purple with burgundy highlights. Amazingly deep, rich, and complex blackberry notes with a touch of cassis and soy sauce. Complex and layering in the mouth with a lingering and rich fruity aftertaste. This Cabernet is such a showcase for our fruit forward Cabernet clones that we felt it deserved to be showcased in its own bottling.

Winemaker Notes

This single varietal was fermented as four separate Cabernet clones whose fermentations occurred in one ton lots that were guided to achieve the most varietal intensity possible. From the moment the grapes hit the crusher, they were nurtured and encouraged to excel. Each clone, (4,7, 191 and 337), exhibited a different aromatic and flavor profile that was eventually blended together to provide a complete example of the Cabernet varietal.

After fermentation, the wines were individually pressed into a selection of new and used barrels so as to harmonize the varietal attributes and add a bit of barrel ageing to balance the flavors.

This 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon was barrel aged for 22 months in French oak and is composed of 97% Cabernet and 3% Petit Verdot.

REGION: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
CASES: 75 cases

FOOD PAIRING NOTES: This Cabernet would best complement a main course of flavorful red meat, surrounded by a rich, complex sauce. We suggest Cabernet Braised Shortribs with Gorgonzola Polenta.