Roasted blackberry and toasted brioche aromas make for a cohesive mix of smoke and fruit on the nose of this bottling.
The 2018 Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon shows nuanced varietal
character reflecting each of its Paso vineyards, including the Eberle Estate vineyard. A medium-bodied Cab with approachable tannins which allows this wine to be enjoyed by the glass or with food. Flavors of black cherry, red currant, black plum, and dried sage.
Lower than normal rainfall during the winter led to a normal bud break in the spring. Warm days and cool nights allowed the vines to develop ample canopy cover, protecting the fruit from heat spikes throughout the summer. Harvest started early September with fruit coming in at a steady pace throughout the season. Clusters and berries were uniform in size and quality was excellent. The results of this vintage are wines that are bright, well-balanced, and complex with intense flavor profiles.
The grapes for our Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon are sourced from several vineyards throughout the Paso Robles AVA. These vineyards showcase the diversity and quality of Paso Robles terroir.
All fruit is hand sorted and destemmed, then inoculated. The must is pumped over twice daily for ten days, then drained, pressed, and transferred to American (15% new) and French oak (10% new) barrels.
After blending, the wine is aged in barrel for 18 months.
- 50% American oak
- 50% French oak
A deep dark ruby center and a pink in the rim.
Our 2018 Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon can be enjoyed by the glass, or with food. A wedge of aged cheddar is an easy nibble with this wine, but also pairs well with a Hangar steak salad with a Champagne vinaigrette, Miso Shiitake soup, or a bleu cheese burger.