CABERNET Reserve 2019
58% Cabernet Franc 42% Cabernet Sauvignon
Rich aromas of blackcurrant, black berry and plum meet brighter notes of raspberry. Hints of violet contrast with rich forest notes and toasted oak. The aromas carry to the palate with underlying notes of vanilla and a firm finish.
Single 500L Puncheon barrel produced, unfiltered
Peppercorn crusted prime rib, mushroom stroganoff, smoky BBQ, beet and wild rice salad or beef tenderloin steaks.
Both of these varieties originate from Bordeaux France – the partnership between these varieties is uncanny. The anatomy of the Cabernet Sauvignon grapevine allows this variety to have a higher tannin concentration than other varieties and it’s profile tends to be darker fruit like plum, raisin, blackberry and blackcurrant. Cabernet Franc is an early ripening variety that is more acidic and typically a lighter style then its offspring Cabernet Sauvignon (a vine crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc). Distinctive violet floral are associated with Cab Franc specifically violets, bright red fruit like raspberry and cherry and can also have a nuance of herbs or peppers
What an awesome blend of Estate grown Cabernet! These two varieties blend so well together and aged for 8 months in new American Oak. This is a rich Cabernet with a long cellar life. Only 53 cases produced