Knights Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon
Our estate Cabernet Sauvignon comes from two distinct blocks composed of three soil types: volcanic-ash tufa, ryolitic volcanic soils, and iron rich alluvials. Because of these rocky volcanic soils, the vines produce highly concentrated and intense fruit. The long growing season allowed the grapes to develop complex flavors and soft tannins resulting in an outstanding wine.
Winemaker's Tasting Notes: Saturated ruby color with a tinge of purple, the wine reveals a gorgeous and intense bouquet of créme de cassis, violets and dried lavender, and ripe dark cherry - interspersed with nuances of bitter-sweet chocolate, cedar, tobacco, and sweet Madagascar vanilla. Very rich and full-bodied, this wine offers the same bold fruit impressions on the palate. The mouth feel is creamy, with gorgeous velvet tannins, which lead to a long finish.
Average Age of Vines: Seventeen years
Harvest Dates: October 15, 2007
Cases Produced: 250
Winemaking Techniques: Clusters were destemmed and cold soaked for 24 hours before going through fermentation. The wine was aged in 100% French Oak for 21 months.
Food Pairings: Enjoy with grilled meat with a blackberry infused demi-glace, California wild rice and grilled fall vegetables.
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