Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Textbook "Mise en Place" - Cabernet Sauvignon - 2006

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The "Mise en place" Cabernet Sauvignon comes from two very special single vineyard sites located on the extreme eastern side of the Oakville District abutting the rugged and dry Vaca Mountain Range. This sub-section of the Oakville AVA is renowned for superb, richly-textured Cabernet Sauvignon and its terrain is characterized by steep hills which bask in warm, sunny afternoons offering an ideal growing environment. The first is located next door to Screaming Eagle and the second next to Rudd Estate, Pine Ridge, and Plumpjack.

It is called "Mise en place" to reflect the preparation and diligence exercised in the vineyards and winery. We believe it is a "textbook" example of this noble variety grown in this outstanding appellation. It can be enjoyed over the next decade.

The 2006 release is the best yet to be released, starting with the aromas of dark fruit, blackberries, espresso, and cocoa that least to a rich, smooth and velvety palate. The oak is layered among the black fruit. It will peak 2012 to 2014, but can be enjoyed today. Only 12 barrels made!

Recommended Food Pairings:
Grilled filet with portobello mushrooms
Juicy hamburger with applewood smoked bacon
Grilled cheddar sandwich


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