2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
"Unmistakably Cabernet Sauvignon from "up the hill" at Long Meadow Ranch. The lovely, earthy aromas remind me of the ranch on a warm autumn afternoon. There is plenty of vibrant, forward fruit (plum, black cherry, dried cranberries, blackberry cobbler) to provide a counterpoint and additional layers of interest. The pleasing entry is both structured and broad and yields to an integrated, balanced mid-palate in which all the flavors deepen and blend. The finish is characterized by lingering sweet fruit and a seamless, mouthwatering texture. This LMR Cabernet Sauvignon will surely complement a broad range of everyday and special dishes. Enjoy!" - Ashley Heisey
Bud break was delayed by a few weeks, but by June, the weather had turned and vines began to bloom and set fruit. In mid-July, a record-setting heat wave lasted about ten days, but with the crop a few weeks behind the historically normal cycle, there was no damage. Some growers feared that if the heat of July continued, all varieties would need to be harvested in a tight timeframe, but seasonal and somewhat cooler weather returned in August.
Food Pairing Notes
Perfect with LMR Grass-fed Highland beef, with lamb, or with roasted game.