An Artistic Expression of Cabernet Sauvignon Handcrafted by Gabrielle
SMALL PRODUCTION DISTINCTIVE CABERNET SAUVIGNONS
The Gabrielle Collection is a winery that produces a collection of handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignons, which bring out the diverse personalities of the noble Cabernet grape through artful blending. Each wine has a distinctive label that symbolizes a specific aspect of Winemaker, Gabrielle Leonhard O’Connell, philosophy: taste the vintage, varietal character and sense of place through the winemaker’s artistic point of view to create artful blended, food driven, and exquisitely balanced wines.
EQUILATERAL CABERNET SAUVIGNON, ESTATE GROWN OAK KNOLL DISTRICT OF NAPA VALLEY 2009
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
EQUILATERAL expresses the balanced triangle of the wine experience: beautiful aromas…a rich mid-palette of complex fruitiness playing against elegantly structured tannins…a lingering finish. The perfect triangle- Equilateral- ideally symbolizes Gabrielle ideal. The 2009 vintage has intensity and beautiful balance. It was a lower yield vintage as early rains caused more fruit to be dropped, but this concentrated the flavors of the grape bunches.
This wine is a bold experience with sensual depth and richness- surrender to deep ripe Bing cherry notes, blackberry, toast aromas and dive into flavors of blackberry, cassis, fragrant earth, dark chocolate, with very finely grained tannins, just the right amount of oak and a long smooth finish.
The O’Connell Family Estate Vineyard in Oak Knoll District Napa Valley and Oakville.
Grilled lamb with lavender salts rub, venison marinated in coffee, pheasant in Madeira and mushroom sauce, New York steak.
Barrel aged in French Oak 14 months.
Drinkable now. Age worthy 15+ years with good cellar conditions.