The 2010 Mossback Cabernet Sauvignon is a rustic, muscular red that shows enticing aromas of violets, tobacco and Grandpa’s old leather chair. The flavors are revealed in layers of chocolate covered berries, sweet red plums, cracked black peppercorns and chalky chewy tannins. This full-flavored and mouth-coating Cabernet Sauvignon will age gracefully for several years. Pair this robust wine with grilled steak and veggies, herb-crusted lamb or a slow roasted prime rib topped with creamy.
Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Tempranillo
Production: 734 cases
A small and intense crop due to long cool spring. We were able to harvest our grapes before the late rains.
The cabernet sauvignon grapes were hand harvested in ½ ton bins then destemmed and crushed into small stainless steel fermenters. The must was chilled for 24 hours for its “cold soak” to enhance the berry aromas, and the juice was bled from the tank to concentrate flavors. The tanks were allowed to warm naturally and slowly inoculated with a Bordeaux yeast isolate. We pumped over the wine twice a day to enhance color stability and aromas. It was pressed off at dryness then aged in French, Hungarian and American oak barrels for 26 months. The final blend contains 20% merlot to enhance smoothness and increase the velvety structure. 5% tempranillo softens the tannins and adds an elegant counterpoint to the muscular cabernet.