2019 Highlands Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Wine Philosophy: We believe that quality winemaking begins in the vineyard. Then we focus on small lot production using inspired and uncompromising winemaking techniques that express the finest fruit and terroir of each vintage. Bottling wines of intensity and exceptional character demonstrates our commitment to excellence. We look forward to your appreciation of our beautifully handcrafted wines.
Food Parings: This mountain Cabernet Sauvignon features forward red fruit character, balanced structure, and soft oak flavors. It has traditionally paired with red meats, but it also enhances bolder flavors such as spicy foods, tomato sauces, curries, gorgonzola, and other cheeses.
Vintage Notes: The early 2019 growing season was defined by copious rainfall and late soil moisture. The long, warm summer saw few extreme heat spikes, with many foggy mornings setting the stage for vibrant and expressive flavors. A long, relatively mild finish to the season helped to preserve freshness and finesse in the fruit with abundant hang time. This brought out great color, structure, and soft tannins from the grapes. All in all, exceptional fruit, bright acidity, and ample texture for an amazing vintage.
Winemaker Notes: This vintage‘s weather, and harvest prior to the fires, as well as our traditional small-batch winemaking techniques, allowed this wine to develop its structure and fruit characteristics that we envisioned. You will taste a wine of finesse, complexity and elegance.
Tasting Notes: Full and powerful nose, deep ruby/garnet color, this Cabernet Sauvignon drives anticipation. Vibrant aromas of cherry, red berries, vanilla, and gentle oak tantalize the nose. These senses are followed with a full and lush sense of sweetness on each sip carrying blackberry, cocoa and earthy notes with a lasting finish. It is a sophisticated wine.
Cellaring: Enjoy now or cellar it to develop over time. The excellent tannic and acid structure will allow this wine to cellar up to 15 years. A wine of this caliber will benefit from moderate decanting.
Blend Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Oak Aging: Aging 22 months French Oak Barrels
Production: 800 Cases