STAGS LEAP DISTRICT
The 2013 Cabernet exhibits decidedly less earth than the 2012. A notable freshness lingers upon opening, building to a bouquet that’s bursting with ripe dark berries, cassis and vanilla. Juicy flavors of ripe blackberry and bosenberry echo the nose, while santa rosa plum and chocolate emerge mid-palate. The bounty of ripe fruit is balanced by an integrated, ashy tannin making for a long finish. This inky, complex wine would pair stunningly with any espresso, cocoa, or rosemary rubbed beef. Its also the perfect companion to venison or lamb with a fruit-based sauce.
14.8% alc. by volume
Cooperage is Chateau Ferre Ermitage & Tonnellerie Baron
Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown