2007 Huge Bear Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: A dense ruby purple color, the wine reveals a gorgeous intense bouquet of jammy ripe cherry, blackcurrant, and blackberry interspersed with sweet vanilla, lavender, cedar, and smoky oak. Very rich and full-bodied, this wine offers the same bold fruit impressions on the palate. The mouth feel is creamy, with gorgeous tannins, which lead to a long finish.
Winemaking Techniques: Clusters were destemmed, hand sorted and the temperature was increased for fermentation to maximize color and tannin extraction. The wine was aged in 100% new French oak for twenty-three months.
Age of Vines: Eighteen years
Harvest Dates: October 15, 2007
Barrels: 100% New French Oak
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Malolactic Fermentation: 100%
Date Bottled: September 16, 2009
Release Date: Winter, 2009
Total Production: 225 cases
Suggested Retail Price: $55
Food Pairings: Pairs beautifully with hardwood grilled NY steak with roasted-garlic butter, creamy mashed potatoes, and tender baby vegetables. Also a wonderful match for blackberry cobbler and fresh homemade caramel ice cream.