Cask 321 2014
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
Gabrielle strongly believes that each vintage should firmly reflect its attributes. The 2014 vintage was a perfect vintage for developing full flavors.
The wine shows the earthiness of Cabernet Franc and the polish of Cabernet Sauvignon. It has aromas and flavors of dark fruits with rich early undertones and dark chocolate. The soft oak tannins are well integrated.
The Cabernet Sauvignon is grown at the family’s organically grown and awarding winning O’Connell Family Estate Vineyard. The fruit is prized for its ability to harmonize the components of the wine into a seamless tasting experience- smooth and elegant.
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 savory dark chocolate desserts.
Extended aging of 44 months in new French Oak of medium toast
Drinkable upon release and will age 20+ years with good cellar conditions