2004 Cabernet Sauvignon
"An exceptional Cabernet; a depth of earth, spice, and fruit layered with natural flavors creates a wine that is particularly harmonious and compelling. The nose exemplifies notes of black currant, cassis, black cherry, cedar, anise, and smoky black tea. The well-balanced earthiness of the wine reflects the natural LMR terroir, full of forest floor, peat, and dried herbs. Already beginning to mellow, the soft, silky tannins are luscious on your palate. Although smooth and well-balanced in its youth, this wine shows complexity that will allow it to age for many years to come." - Ashley Heisey
Bud break occurred earlier than we could remember and the trend carried forward throughout the growing season. Heat spikes occurred in June and at scattered intervals throughout the summer season. Grapes completed veraison early and ripeness with well-developed sugars was also realized early and acid balance eventually caught up. Temperatures were steady into one of our earliest harvests ever. Grape quality was very good with a crop that was smaller than average.
Food Pairing Notes
Excellent with grass-fed Highland beef, lamb, or roasted game