Seduce Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
From our Home Ranch, Seduce is a smooth, elegant Cabernet Sauvignon with all the flavor characteristics of a beautiful, aged, Cabernet designed to allow you to drink early or lay-down for a while.
Our 2010 Seduce is bright and elegantly complex, with a structure and balance supporting the entire taste spectrum. The wine is extremely food friendly and will enhance your pleasure with complex foods such as a thick New York steak with a garlic, Gorgonzola or Béarnaise sauce.
This wine shows sweet cigar box and dark fruit on the nose with floral hints of lavender and just a touch of chocolate.
Soft toffee and honey with a little red liquorish combine on the palate with a smooth, structured mouth feel.
The classic Cabernet finish of cedar and tobacco overlays a mild mineral note indicating the wine's potential for pairing with a wide range of foods.
The velvety tannins give proof of its superior structure and worthiness to lay down or enjoy now.
BILL UPDATE September 2015: The 2010 year was a real challenge but I just tasted this wine for the first time in a year or so and WOW! what a beautiful soft, silky elegant Cabernet. - Warning - do not share this wine with your friends - just settle down for an hour and taste three or four glasses - sweet dreams.
No allergens were used in the making of this wine.
The 2010 grape harvest was challenging with a wet spring followed by a late bud break and then a long, cool growing season that ended with a heat spike bringing the grapes to a quick maturity. As expected this gave us slightly lower sugars with higher acids and deep colors and flavors.
The season caused us a lot more time in the vineyard trimming fruit or pulling leaves to assure full fruit maturity and lower than normal yields. We ended up with remarkable quality of fruit throughout our range of vineyards which led to a more restrained, elegant style of wine.
French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.