Cabernet Sauvignon C7
100% Clone 7 Cabernet Sauvignon from Beckstoffer's Red Hills vineyard in Lake County, California.
Red Hills, Lake County
24 months in American oak
Dense, smoky, and rich. Mixing power with finesse. Aromas of black cherry, cassis, espresso, tobacco and mint. Full flavours of black currant, 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 altitude, low relative humidity and varied topography leads to beneficial cooling of vineyards in the late afternoon and evenings.
Food Pairing Notes
The big structure of this Cabernet will stand up to grilled red meats, rich stews, BBQ (Pork belly, ribs, and peppercorn steak) and even cream sauces or grilled vegetables.
The balance of full fruit and silky tannins allows for drinking now, yet this wine has great capability for long-term cellaring. 5-10 years.