Winery Tasting Notes: Perfume of fresh picked cranberries. Rich cocoa, intertwines with tart bing cherries and a rich, full palate. The tannins are exceptionally smooth, the acidity is refreshing, and the alcohol is moderate, making for an all around delicious and food friendly wine.
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol Level: 14.5%
Winemaker Name: Rudy Von Strasser
Cases Produced: 1023
Maturity: Drink now – 2021
Pairings: Pot roast with rich gravy, roast lamb, chocolate cake
Fun Facts: Rudy’s passionate interest in Cabernet Sauvignon lead him to discover a family connection to Eric de Rothschild, and wrote a letter asking to do an internship at Chateau Lafite-Rothschild. Each year the winery had been hiring an intern from the French winemaking program at Montpellier. Thinking that two minds are better than one, Mr. Rothschild invited Rudy to work the 1985 harvest as their first American intern. Upon completion Rudy returned to Napa Valley in the Spring of 1986 and became the enologist at Trefethen Winery and Vineyards. In 1988 he became the assistant winemaker at Newton Vineyards in St. Helena.
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