Gabrielle Limited

Silver Stallion 2012

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

81.9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4.5% Merlot, 13.6% Malbec

The Wine

The 2012 vintage has a very elegant style. The first time addition of Merlot gives the wine depth and smoothness.

Tasting Notes

A celebration wine for entertaining and special occasions. Enjoy aromas and flavors of red fruits, coffee and tobacco within an elegant structure and refined tannins.

Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon is from the 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 Oak Knoll and the Merlot from Rutherford.

Food Pairing

When it is time for an elegant party, nothing beats a Cabernet Sauvignon in a magnum. It comfortable serves 6. Serve with classic Beef cuts.

Oak Program

36 months in new and once used French Oak of medium plus toast.

Case Production

6

Cellaring

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