Gabrielle Collection

Juxtaposition 2011

The magic relationship of wine and food

Juxtaposition means relationship; side by side; combination- a perfect name for the food and wine experience. Gabrielle envisioned a signature wine to delight foodies- velvet in the mouth yet elegantly balanced. The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon & Syrah was it! Chefs have juxtaposed this wine with a broad range of dishes and whether meat, poultry or fish, the dish was better because of the wine & the wine better because of the dish.

Varietal

75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Syrah

The Wine

The 2011 vintage had smaller yields, but very concentrated fruit that delivered a fruit forward style wine with rich fruitiness- perfect for Juxtaposition.

Tasting Notes

This wine makes statement- aromas that burst out of the glass, then flavors of deep blackberry, Bing cherry, rich earth, leather and dark chocolate.

Vineyards

This vintage contains estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon from the O’Connell Family Vineyard located in Oak Knoll District. The grapes from the estate vineyard lend depth, richness & complexity.

Food Pairing

The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon goes with so many dishes, from meat to fowl to the sea. And it is great to just sip! It complements grilled ahi tuna with garlic aioli, mashed potatoes with olive oil sautéed kale, wild boar, 5 spice chicken, orange olive oil drizzled grilled vegetables, holiday turkey or just by itself….

Oak Program

Barrel aged in French Oak 20 months.

Case Production

350

Cellaring

Drinkable now. Cellar worthy for 10-12 years.