Gabrielle Collection

Juxtaposition 2012

The magic relationship of wine and food

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. Juxtaposition means relationship; side by side; combination- a perfect name for the food and wine experience.

Varietal

75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Syrah, 6% Petit Syrah

The Wine

The 2012 vintage had great yields that reached perfect ripening with classic elegance.

Tasting Notes

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

Vineyards

The Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested in October from the O’Connell Family Estate Vineyard Creek Block, located in Oak Knoll District. The grapes from this block have amazing structure due to the sand and gravel soil structure. The estate vineyard lends depth, richness & complexity The Syrah was grown in the cooler climates of Sonoma and the Petite Syrah in Rutherford Appellation of Napa Valley.

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 30 months.

Case Production

366

Cellaring

Drinkable now. Cellar worthy for 15+ years.