100% Clone 7 Cabernet Sauvignon from Beckstoffer's Red Hills vineyard in Lake County, California. This is the perfect Cabernet for the individual who wants the biggest and fullest bodied wine they can get their hands on.
A boisterous, smoky and rich Cabernet, flavours of dark fruit - cassis, plum, dark cherries and semi sweet chocolate are complimented by clove, vanilla and the soft, fine-grained tannins on the finish.
Located in the northern Mayacamas Mountains, the Red Hills of Lake County frame the southwest edge of Clear Lake. Comprised of dozens of volcanic hills ranging from 1,350 to over 3,700 feet above sea level, the appellation lies right over the North Coast Magna Pocket. Low relative humidity and varied topography permit quick radiative cooling of ridgetop vineyards in the late afternoon and evenings.
Food Pairing Notes
Big wines need food with big flavour. Red meats, rich stews, BBQ (Pork belly, ribs, and peppercorn steak recommended on the grill) and smoked meats. Cheeses like gorgonzola, brie and smoked cheddar will compliment this bottle beautifully.
Fruit forward and opulent but has great capability for long-term cellaring.