Cask 321 2012
Exclusive wines, handcrafted in very small lots, available only from the Winery
Gabrielle’s Flagship Wine
CASK 321 History: Equilateral Cask 321 Cabernet Sauvignon is a signature wine for Vintner, Gabrielle Leonhard. Her first release- a 350 case production of the 03 vintage- was a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Cabernet Franc. Cask 321 symbolizes the blend ratio, which will remain the same evermore.
“GABRIELLE LIMITED Cabernet Sauvignons represent my expression of classic Cabernet blends that capture individual varietal character and Napa’s varied terroir with the goal of producing wines of exquisite balance and finesse.” – Gabrielle
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc
The 2012 vintage has elegance and beautiful balance with well articulate fruit expression.
This wine shows the earthiness of Cabernet Franc and the polish of Cabernet Sauvignon. This hearty wine has aromas and flavors cassis, black coffee, earthy tobacco and dark chocolate. The oak tannins are well integrated.
The Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from the family’s organically grown O’Connell Family Estate Vineyard French Gate, Olive and Apple Blocks. The fruit from these blocks are perfect fro cask 321- bold and expressive. The Cabernet Franc is grown in the Oak Knoll District, where cooler days allow a longer hang time to fully develop flavors.
If you like Cabernet and Chocolate- this is your wine! Try it with all cuts of beef- grilled or roasted, game meats- venison, boar, and beef fondue.
36 months in new French Oak of medium plus toast
Drinkable upon release. We expect the 2012 vintage to be a long-lived wine.