Wine Description :
Stone and mineral influence is apparent in this wine. Brambly in both scent and texture, this wine is rich in dark fruits. Specifically, blackberry and plum. Firm structure and grip with subtle oak influence. From deep alluvial soils in Lake County, this powerful Cabernet Sauvignon is inky purple in the glass and exhibits dark briary notes on the nose. The palate is awash with firm tannins and balanced acidity. Dark fruit with a touch of minerality complements some clove and spice.
Aging Capacity : 7-10 years.
|Wine maker notes
|Vineyard description :
Planted high on the ridge separating Alexander Valley and Clear Lake, Obsidian Ridge Vineyard is a 105-acre vineyard set on a northwest facing parcel of 5 to 20% slopes, ranging from 2,300 to 2,660 feet in elevation. The site benefits from cool evenings due to good air drainage, high elevation, and breezes off the Mayacamas Range.
Winemaking Info :
17 days of maceration using daily pumping over, press wine blended back into free run wine. Malo-lactic fermentation completed in barrel during winter. Aged for 15 months in French barrels (Seguin Moreaux, Taransaud), blend of 1 new and 2 used barrels, 3 racking during barrel aging to soften tannins.
|Would pair well with duck sausage or grilled lamb, flatbread with fennel and caramelized onions.