Seduce Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
GOLD MEDAL winner in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition this wine has an incredible Cab nose, wonderful flavors in the mouth and a soft finish on its own which will rise to meet power in any food.
The wine is extremely food friendly and will enhance the enjoyment of beef dishes. The soft fruit taste betrays its acid content which works well with grilled red meat and it is excellent with powerful dishes such as grilled steak with blue cheese, onions and mushrooms.
This wine is elegant in its complexity, with a multi dimensional structure and balance supporting the entire taste spectrum. The wine shows sweet cigar box and dark fruit cassis on the nose with hints of black pepper. Soft toffee and honey combine on the palate with smooth structured mouth feel and velvety tannins as proof of the superior structure.
318 cases produced . No allergens were used in the making of this wine.
The 2006 harvest finished in early November and will go down as a 'grower's year' as vintners were faced with a variety of challenges from New Year flooding to wet weather that continued late into spring delaying budbreak. By early June, the sun came out and vines began to bloom and set fruit. Mid-July presented a record-setting ten day heat wave, but the canopy had not yet been thinned because of the delayed season and young clusters were shaded from the hot sun. Most growers agreed that the heat helped catch the vines up to a "normal" place in the growing season. Somewhat cooler weather arrived in August and continued throughout harvest, allowing for moderately paced and deliberate ripening and a long harvest period. Cool weather dominated early October, with rain coming in the first week, but the white varieties were in and this presented no damage to the black varieties still on the vine.
French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.