Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Cabernet Franc 25%
AROMA: cut roses, freshly crushed blueberries, graphite shavings
FLAVOR: blueberry liqueur, wild raspberries, berry compote
FOOD PAIRINGS: pan seared venison filet with green peppercorn sauce, porcini-gorgonzola burgers with glazed onions
The wine also shows a well bred pedigree from its best-barrel selection, and the low yields from Adelaida’s limestone soils.
A rare cool summer in Paso Robles lends precision to the racy fruit profile of this claret-like wine. A late October harvest put the fruit at Bordeaux levels of ripeness, accentuating its lifted berry aromatics and crisp juicy finish. A pleasant departure from the highly extracted licorice-like wines of the region, this year’s vintage reflects more than lower temperatures. It benefits from the blue fruit edge of a Cabernet Franc blending partner, and its steep mountain vineyard location, combining elevation (1700 feet), sun exposure (south facing slope) and evening marine air cool-down.
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