2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon thrives at Coquelicot. The low valley planting is well suited to Bordeaux varieties as it stays cold through the morning but gets very hot in the afternoon. It is difficult to ripen the green bell pepper flavor out of Cabernet in cold growing areas; but too hot and the fruit loses its flavor completely.
This wine was aged for 28 months in French oak barrels. The extended aging added a depth of flavor that is otherwise unattainable. The tannin structure becomes incredibly satisfying and full and the fruit flavors are deeper and more confectionary. Only three barrels were produced. Just enough for our wine club members.
This wine is ready to drink but will improve over the next 5 years if cellared.
Tasting Notes: Baked goods, blueberry pie, sweet aromatic spices with a velvety, crisp, elegant, long dried peony, blue fruit, and dried berry finish with silky, fine tannins and restrained oak profile.
Pairing suggestion: Grass fed ribeye grilled over charcoal with a pan sauce of morel mushrooms and seared brussel sprouts. The gamey flavor of a grass fed ribeye and earthy mushrooms will be a great counterpoint to the fruit flavors of the cabernet.