With your first sip, baking spices leap to the front – nutmeg and cardamom. Blackberries, overripe raspberries, and a touch of boysenberry create a core that holds the frame up of this generous and balanced wine. The finish lingers but does not overstay it welcome.
Mendocino – Estate Grown
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
pH: 3.83, TA: 0586
Acidity: Mild, well structured
Drinking Window: Drink now or hold for a few years. The wine is still exuberant, and the tannins have softened, but the wine’s balance has left even this 11 year old bottle a lovely structure. No astringent tannins and plenty of expressive fruit.
Aging Potential: 10 – 14 years
Serving Temperature: 58° – 65°F
Food Pairings: Enjoy with a prime rib, cooked medium-rare, and don’t forget the loaded potato – with pancetta instead of bacon. The body of the wine will pair well with this classic, flavor-loaded beef dish.