In 2015 we made the commitment to add another wine grape variety to our Estate Vineyards...the choice was easy, the King of all Grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon.
We planted 2.5 acres to three separate clones of Cabernet in equal quantities. During the wine making and barrel aging process we kept each clone separate to evaluate the similarities or differences in color, aroma and flavors. After barrel aging for 22 months in New French Oak we blended the wine and bottled.
Total production from our first vintage, 2017, is only 75 cases. We are offering this wine for sale this fall in time for the Holiday Season. My recommendation would be to cellar this wine for bottle aging at least 1-3 years, however, I know my customers will want to "try now"!
I call her "Pretty" as she started so very elegant and has remained that way, a very pretty, elegant, graceful wine from the very beginning. The Taransaud and Nadalie Colbert barrels I used only enhanced this elegance. Barrel aging also brought out her balance between red and black current. My feeling is this wine will age for 20 plus years only getting better and better. She is straightforward and slow in revealing herself. Enjoy slowly as you watch the sunset or sit in front of your fireplace. Romance will be in the air!