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Varietal

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation

Red Mountain AVA

Aging

Drink Now or Age 10 to 20 Years

Vineyard

Grand Ciel

2019 Grand Ciel Cabernet

Cabernet Sauvignon

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.

$160

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Pairing Suggestion

Taleggio Ravioli with Wine Braised Lamb Shank, Butternut Squash and Cipollini Onion Rings — Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon also pairs well with earthy vegetables, Beef Short Ribs, Venison Cheeks, Lamb Shanks and Burgers.

Behind the Wine

2019 Grand Ciel Cabernet

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. Grand Ciel Cabernet is a single vineyard, single varietal and 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 and soil of this prestigious AVA known for ripe and structured Cabernet. Our rigorous selection process only permits a small portion of grapes to become part of Grand Ciel.

Vineyards

Grand Ciel is DeLille’s Estate Vineyard in the Red Mountain AVA.

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Winemaking

Cold soaked 24-36 hours, fermented 14-16 days on skin, aged 20 months in 100% French oak (100% new) and aged in bottle 18 months prior to release.