Arnold Palmer Cabernet Sauvignon
Blend Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Region Napa Valley, California, USA
Vineyard This wine was made from select vineyards throughout California’s Central and North Coast appellations. The cooler growing conditions and lower yields favored wines of good color and aromatic intensity. While the Central Coast vineyards provided the majority of fruit for this blend we added a portion of North Coast grapes to bring additional flavors and structure to the wine
Winemaking The grapes were handpicked in the early morning then crushed, de-stemmed, and allowed to cold-soak at 50 degrees F for 72 hours. For added richness, color extraction and structure the grapes were pumped over twice a day. The new wine was pressed off the grape skins shortly after the finish of fermentation when optimum color had been obtained. The wine was cellar aged for seventeen months developing aromatic character. The Central Coast wines brought round and soft textures whereas the North Coast vineyards contributed structure and complexity. These individual components were then blended and bottled.
Arnold Palmer Cabernet Sauvignon has deep cherry and pomegranate color. It carries through on the nose with mingled with leather and savory spices. On the palate, there are more dark red fruits complimented with hints of earl grey. The dense fruit flavors complement dusty tannins on the finish. This wine will pair well with roasted white meats and fish steaks.
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