2006 Hopper Creek Los Chamizal Vineyard Sonoma Valley Cabernet
currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast and tar
currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather
"Our Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon has firm, supple tannins with nice acidity which allows it to pair well with food; most notably filet mignon, braised duck, and chocolate souffle. Aromas and flavors of dark chocolate, black cherry, and blueberry. (95% Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Estate Merlot. 336 cases produced)." -Winery
"Our eight-acre property was acquired by Edmond Maudiere and partners in 1976, but not developed until 1984. The six acres of vineyards were originally planted with Pinot Noir vines in north-south rows. In 1991 the vines were pulled and replaced with Merlot stock in an east-west configuration to improve sun exposure and reduce the potential for wind damage. After current proprietor Dieter Tede acquired the property in 1996, Cabernet Sauvignon vines were added to the vineyards."
"Our six-acre Yountville vineyards produce about 3.5 tons of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot per acre annually. We purchase additional super-premium grapes from top growers in Sonoma County to round out our portfolio with Chardonnay, Zinfandel, and Petite Syrah." -Winery
More about this wine:
"Grown in the rocky soil of steep hillsides in the Mayacamas Mountain foothills, Los Chamizal Vineyard grapes are noted for their concentrated flavor. The vines are planted above the fog line near the town of Sonoma, giving the grapes greater flavor depth from the intense exposure to the sun. Our Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon has firm, supple tannins with nice acidity which allows it to pair well with food; most notably filet mignon, braised duck, and chocolate souffle. Aromas and flavors of dark chocolate, black cherry, and blueberry" -Winery