2019 Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon
RED MOUNTAIN AVA
Our 2019 Grand Ciel Cabernet embraced the cool September weather that defined this outstanding vintage. The refreshingly moderate temperatures of the harvest season allowed for ample hangtime and flavor development, without high sugar accumulation. There are wonderful notes upfront of cassis, black currant and kirsch liqueur. The oak aromas gently offer hints of cinnamon stick, clove, caramel and vanilla bean. The depth and subtle nuances of this wine are best experienced after a lengthy decant, as truffle, graphite and tobacco leaf are discovered. At this early stage, the tannins are already quite resolved, approachable, and guide the alluring finish. This wine will surely age as long as you are able to cellar it. – NB
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