Wine On Line Rating A+
This 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon is the inaugural vintage, and is very exciting. Winemakers May-Britt and Denis Malbec put their heats and souls into this wine, and the proof is in the bottle. Red/purple in color with bright cassis, mocha, black raspberry, tobacco, dusty spice box and sloe berry. The mouth-feel is a unique blend of the structure that comes from the high elevation and red volcanic soil along with the addition of the refined elegance that comes from the winemakers. The tannins are chewy and are kept in beautiful balance by the bright acidity that is characteristic of the Pine Mountain fruit
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest Date: October 18th , 2006
Winemaking: Gently destemmed & hand sorted,
Cooperage: 100% French oak (60% new)
Production 280 cases
The 20 acre south-facing vineyard is located northeast of Cloverdale in the Alexander Valley Appellation from 2,400′ to 2,600′ in elevation, and is part of a 400-acre ranch that was originally purchased by the family in 1948. The son, Leland Reichel, attained his B.S. in Wine and Viticulture at Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo and returned to Sonoma County to use his lifelong knowledge vineyard as a consultant to the family vineyard.
The family knew it was time to start our own brand when they met May-Britt and Denis Malbec. The Malbec name has been synonymous with the famed Chateau Latour for three generations. Denis was born on Latour property, grew up with its soil between his toes and was winemaker there from 1994 until 1999. May-Britt began her wine industry career in Sweden as a sommelier in Stockholm’s top restaurants, was named Best Sommelier in the Nordic Countries, and has served on many international sommelier judging panels. Denis and May-Britt have created a wine that showcases our unique mountaintop fruit while giving it an elegant Bordeaux flair.
Red/purple in color with bright cassis, mocha, black raspberry, tobacco, dusty spice box and sloe berry. The mouth-feel is a unique blend of the structure that comes from our high elevation and red volcanic soil along with the addition of the refined elegance that comes from our winemakers.
The tannins are chewy and are kept in beautiful balance by the bright acidity that is characteristic of Pine Mountain fruit.
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