Indulge is a limited production Cabernet Sauvignon combining Sonoma with just a touch of Napa and is only made in years where the harvest is both plentiful and of particularly high quality.
In the glass a deep rich plum color which carries the same rich plum with a hint of tobacco to the nose. An exciting mouthful of peppered plum with hints of caramel, tobacco, black liquorice and toffee ending in a well rounded while still robust tannin finish.
Decant for one hour or more. Serving temperature: 65°F
Indulge is predominately Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon made from three distinct Cabernet vineyards. The wine is quite an indulgence using fruit from vineyards located on the valley floor, elevated bench land and mountain top vineyards.
The valley floor soil is primarily gravelly and sandy loam – deep, well drained and fertile producing flavorful Cabernet grapes.
The soil on the surrounding benches and hills is composed of gravelly clay loam, often strikingly red in color. This very rocky soil drains exceptionally well, helping to stress the vines late in the growing season, concentrating Cabernet character.
The mountain top vineyards with shallow, volcanic soil is ideal for growing intensely colored Cabernet grapes rich with mineral and mountain flavors.
Each vineyard lot is picked at optimal ripeness and made into a standalone wine then Bill creates a blend to indulge his pallet for fine wine with character and flavor.
It may appear to be an indulgence but the result is a complex and elegant wine.
Indulge ~ to allow oneself to enjoy a particular pleasure.
When we decided to make Indulge we were already making two, multi-gold medal winning Cabernet Sauvignon - wouldn't a third simply be an indulgence?- well - anything worth doing is worth overdoing