Red Mountain Style Cabernet Sauvignon
Winner of 10 Gold Medals in 2009* Red Mountain officially received AVA (American Viticulture Area) status in 2001. AVA status recognizes the area’s unique soil and climate conditions creating a taste profile in its red wine that is truly distinct to the region.
The vineyards have high calcium carbonate content in their soil. This imparts a distinctive chalkiness which combines with the powerful dark fruit qualities of the grape to create the big, chewy mouth-feel that is a clear signature of Red Mountain Cabernet.
Another distinction is a hint of orange peel or Grand Marnier-like aromatics and flavours. Together these two traits make Red Mountain Cabernet immediately recognizable, highly prized, and much sought after.
The grapes enjoyed excellent growing conditions in 2007 and were harvested at 24 Brix, 3.5 pH, and 6.0 g/l total acidity, and with fully developed flavours. Age the wine at least 1 year; then save some to enjoy after 2, 3, or 4 years in the bottle. A wine for your best cuts of beef or lamb and luckiest friends.
Sugar code 0.