Cabernet aromas of black currant and blackberry accompany the AVA’s typical bouquet of floral herb, dried earth and malt. Powerfully built, the wine has an awesome presence that makes way for bright fruit, cedar shavings and cassis. Wonderfully integrated and balanced despite its youth, this wine merits substantial cellaring.
Cold soaked 24-36 hours, fermented 14-16 days on skin, aged 20 months in 100% new French oak and aged in bottle 18 months prior to release.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Grand Ciel Cabernet is a single vineyard, single varietal & single clone Cabernet from our estate vineyard on Red Mountain. Every detail of our vineyard has been designed to produce the highest quality fruit from the unique climate & soil of this prestigious AVA known for ripe & structured Cabernet. Our rigorous selection process only permits a small portion of grapes to become part of Grand Ciel. First vintage 2004.
Food Pairing Notes
Venison, ribeye or wagyu and hearty beef stew are all fantastic partners for Grand Ciel along with flavorful aged cheeses such as vintage cheddar and Gorgonzola.
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