Gabrielle Collection

Equilateral 2015

Equilateral 2015

An Artistic Expression of Cabernet Sauvignon Handcrafted by Gabrielle

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SMALL PRODUCTION DISTINCTIVE CABERNET SAUVIGNONS

The Gabrielle Collection is a winery that produces a collection of handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignons, which bring out the diverse personalities of the noble Cabernet grape through artful blending. Each wine has a distinctive label that symbolizes a specific aspect of Winemaker, Gabrielle Leonhard O’Connell, philosophy: taste the vintage, varietal character and sense of place through the winemaker’s artistic point of view to create artful blended, food driven, and exquisitely balanced wines.

Varietal

100% Cabernet Sauvignon 100% Estate Grown O’Connell Family Vineyards. Balance is essential to achieve quality and enjoyment

The Wine

EQUILATERAL expresses the balanced triangle of the wine experience: beautiful aromas...a rich mid-palette of complex fruitiness playing against elegantly structured tannins...a lingering finish. The perfect triangle- Equilateral- symbolizes Gabrielle ideal. Another textbook growing season with ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, warm days, cool nights during summer and a nice crop size. The rains held off until the grapes found optimal ripeness and exceptional quality.

Tasting Notes

A classic Cabernet Sauvignon with our estate distinction: Bright red fruits- cranberry and cassis with a touch of earthiness, spice and thyme and a lovely long finish.

Vineyards

Select barrels from the certified organic O’Connell Family Vineyard Estate gravely Creek Block, the expressive French Gate Block and rich deep loam of the Olive Block were blended until beautiful elegance prevailed. The cooler climate of the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley allowed slow ripening to express its complex structure, retaining great acidity, which is Gabrielle’s preference, as this is a wine that respects food.

Food Pairing

Great with prime rib, finished with Culinary Lavender Tellicherry Pepper and Cabernet Butter; grilled Portobello mushrooms.

Oak Program

Barrel aged in new and once used medium toast French Oak for 34 months.

Case Production

225

Cellaring

Drinkable immediately, but age worthy 20+ years with good cellar conditions.