Displaying classic varietal notes of blackcurrants, cedar and graphite on the nose, the 2016 Grand Ciel Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon displays refinement throughout. Concentrated and obviously structured for the long haul, this wine is wonderfully integrated, with great purity and focus in its youth. This wine beautifully represents the quality of the vintage and the impressive excellence of this estate vineyard.
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 estate & single clone Cabernet from our estate vineyard on Red Mountain. Every detail of our vineyard has been designated 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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