Gabrielle Limited

Silver Stallion 2011

Brawny, bold yet elegant

Exclusive wines, handcrafted in very small lots, available only from the Winery

This brawny, bold yet elegantly finessed Cabernet Sauvignon was inspired by a stunning Venetian blown glass stallion; its mane and hoofs encrusted with sterling silver. Vintner, Wayne O’Connell, a 4th generation rancher whose grandfather founded the California Cattleman’s Association, had to have it! He named it Silver Stallion and declared,” I will have a wine named after this amazing statue to honor my heritage.” Each bottle is hand numbered.

Varietal

80.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.5% Merlot, 13.6% Malbec

The Wine

The 2011 vintage was a cool climate vintage, allowing the winemaking team to produce a refined style akin to classic Bordeaux wines.

Tasting Notes

A celebration wine for entertaining and special occasions. Enjoy aromas and flavors of cassis, thyme, tobacco with an overall earthiness that makes this wine a great food match. As with all Gabrielle Limited wines, elegant structure and refined tannins are a hallmark.

Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon is from the certified organic O’Connell Family Estate Vineyard Creek Block. Its soil structure is sand and gravel, a result of flooding from Dry Creek, providing highly structured fruit, with clearly defined flavors. The Malbec is from Napa Valley.

Food Pairing

Celebrate Father’s Day, graduation and special family milestones, with a Cabernet Sauvignon in a Magnum to accent the occasion! It comfortable serves 6. Serve with classic beef cuts.

Oak Program

32 months in new & once used French Oak of medium+ toast.

Case Production

6

Cellaring

Drinkable upon release. Age worthy for a decade or more.