Our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is designed for that spontaneous dinner party that requires an awe-inspiring wine to wow your guests. We are always looking for ways to perfect each vintage and this year the flagship wine of our portfolio got some added attention. This was the first time we have been able to age the wine in barrel for 24 months adding more depth and complexity.
This deep purple wine emits layers on the nose with the most prominent being lush, red and black fruit. As you dive deeper, you will uncover aromas of leather, tobacco and sage. That lushness carries through to the palate where it showcases flavors of sweet black plums and black currant. Upon further evaluation, these fruit qualities are matched with bitter dark chocolate and savory spices. All of this is woven together through soft, velvety tannins and elegant acidity. This wine is very approachable while simultaneously being formidable with the weight and structure needed to age.
Food Paring Notes
This classic example of a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon will pair well with the hearty dishes we all love to indulge in from time to time. The complexity of the palate makes it the perfect pair to prime rib and mashed potatoes, beef stew or braised lamb shank with herbs.
“Nothing is better than growing your own estate fruit and Laki’s Vineyard, situated in the Oak Knoll District, is a gem of a vineyard to work with. The old vines of this property consistently produce fresh and finely structured wines full of depth and complexity that are perfect for cellaring.” – Kirk Venge, Winemaker