A wine must exhibit exceptional characteristics and correct varietal definition before it achieves the status of the RESERVE mantle. The selection process is very stringent and each varietal may not necessarily succeed in reaching this status every year.
The Reserve tier of our Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon is only released in years when the grapes have reached outstanding quality. We employ a very stringent selection process of vineyard blocks on which we have enhanced our growing practices. There is a further narrowing of selection during fermentation and then the final phase is individual barrel selection.
Boasting a new world inspired blend of Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, and Merlot, with two-hundred percent (we promise this is not a typo) new French and American oak; this is a wine that you can’t help but notice and enjoy.
This merlot shows all the hallmarks of this classic variety, plums, cherries and dark fruits abound, all wonderfully interwoven with spicy oak. The brightness of the palate reflects the liveliness of Merlot when presented properly.
Our climate is perfect for Petit Verdot and the resulting wine is packed with powerful fruit and tannins. This is a sophisticated wine showing the unique juxtaposition of Petit Verdot – power and elegance.