Inviting Bing cherry, cocoa and leather aromas swirl around the glass of this beautiful Cabernet. The silky palate is layered with vanilla, clove, damson plum and fleur de sel notes. This well structured wine leaves developed cedar and lingering fruit on the finish.
Winemaking: The fruit for Browne Family was harvested at the peak of Phenolic ripeness and tested on the vine for flavor and structure. Once harvested, all grapes were hand picked into small 1/2 ton bins and immediately de-stemmed. The winery "crusher", used to de stem fruit was removed to maintain 70% whole berries during fermentation. This allowed for great extraction of color and increased the maturity of tannins making the wine more approachable. After pressing occurred, primary fermentation was completed in stainless steel. The new wine was then transferred to 59- gallon French and American Oak casks; selected for their intense varietal Cabernet characteristics and to balance the fruit tannins. Browne Family 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon was barrel aged for 24 months then bottled in October 2012
Varietal Blend: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec