This 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon begins with a fruit forward nose of blackberry, black cherry, raspberry fruit leather, and moves on to hot earth, petrichor, leather and light tobacco.
The 2019 growing season was technically a “cooler year” with around 2400 growing degree days, just shy of the 2500 GDD average. Although Winter was fairly cold, without too many nights below zero significant winter injury was not an issue. Spring was chilly, but the cool temperatures prevailed late into the season which delayed bud break and bloom. While summer provided ample sunshine and moderate rainfall, there was not enough warmth in July and August to catch up. Once again, September came to the rescue by staying dry and warm with little rain and humidity. This scenario allowed the grapes to hang on the vines a bit longer into the season which raised sugars and reduced the stubbornly high acid levels.
BLEND: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Food Pairing Notes
This wine works great with rich and savory foods and meats like lamb and steak or enjoy this wine with grilled vegetables, aromatic cheeses, mushroom risotto, grilled radicchio, tomato bruschetta and olive tapenade appetizers.