Wine Maker's Notes
Rich and complex with aromas of plum, hazelnut and pipe tobacco and a hint of vanilla; a full-bodied wine with flavors of black currant and rich, elegant tannins with an excellent finish.
The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon fruit was harvested in late September and early October, after an extended growing season. The extra time the grapes hung on the vine gave the resulting wine great depth and complexity. Following fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine was aged in French oak barrels for two years. The resulting wine is incredibly rich with powerful spicy and fruity mint flavors. Delicious now, this Cabernet will continue to develop and improve for at least a decade.