A deep garnet with a ruby rim, the wine offers boldnotes of black fruit and toasted vanilla. Round yet firm tannins carry through to the finish.
"Full of the Cabernet hallmarks: cassis, cherry, cedar, baking spices, and licorice. Full and rich, the wine has flavors that follow the aromas, as well as plush tannins which contribute to its long finish."
|(85% Cabernet Sauvignon/5% Petit Verdot/5% Malbec/5% Merlot). Fruit from Lake County, and Alexander Valley was aged for 16 months in French oak.
|Since its first release in 1980, Cartlidge & Browne has won the hearts of consumers who appreciate premium quality wine at modest prices. Paul Moser, winemaker for the past 25 years, a Stanford grad who trained in Burgundy and the Loire Valley, finds the right balance between California fruit and European styling. A master blender, he sources from high quality vineyards throughout the state, emphasizing accurate varietal expression, balance, food-friendliness, complexity and most of all – value!
"Despite the enormous influence of California's wineries, too few specialize in premium wines at value prices. One that does is Cartlidge & Browne. Avoiding the extra oak and other types of manipulation used by some vintners, Cartlidge & Browne produces fruity, pure, and vibrant wines that reflect varietals' personalities. Even better, it offers sensational quality at bargain basement prices.”
- Robert Parker