2018 Valley of the Moon Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley
GOLD MEDAL, 2019 Sonoma County Harvest Fair
This beautiful Cabernet is deep purple in the glass, the bouquet is floral, with rich notes of blueberry compote and cassis. These dark berry notes continue on the palate, overlaid with savory olive tapenade and rich elements of chocolate, coffee and plum.
Pairs well with rich fare: braised beef or grilled lamb with rosemary fingerling potatoes and warm kale salad, roasted mushrooms and polenta with thyme, or a towering burger with blue cheese and caramelized onions.
Gold Medal - 2019 Sonoma Harvest Fair
This beautiful Cabernet was aged 16 months in 35% new French oak, 10% 1-year-old French oak and 55% neutral French and American oak.
2018 began with a cool spring and good rainfall. Moderate summer temperatures brought slow ripening and an extended warm fall meant later flavor development and overall balance. We saw ripe tannins with beautiful color and flavor depth while keeping good structural acidity.