Gabrielle Collection

Equilateral 2016

2016 Gabrielle Collection Equilateral

An Artistic Expression of Cabernet Sauvignon Handcrafted by Gabrielle

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A COLLECTION OF SMALL PRODUCTION DISTINCTIVE CABERNET SAUVIGNONS WITH EXTENDED FRENCH OAK AGING.  A SIGNATURE OF QUALITY

 

The Gabrielle Collection produces handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignons that bring out the diverse personalities of this noble Cabernet grape through mindful farming, winemaking then artful blending. Each wine has a unique label, which together embody Gabrielle’s philosophy of winemaking: Cabernet blends that are food friendly and balanced with extended aging to create a lively and smooth wine.

Varietal

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

The Wine

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- symbolizes Gabrielle ideal. Another textbook growing season with ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, warm days, cool nights during summer and a nice crop size. The rains held off until the grapes found optimal ripeness and exceptional quality.

Tasting Notes

A classic Cabernet Sauvignon from a textbook perfect growing season. The 2016 vintage is a friendly yet intriguing with bright red fruit aromatics, dramatic dark chocolate, spice and orange peel flavors and a lovely long finish with approachable tannins. All perfectly integrated due to extended French oak aging.

Vineyards

Select barrels from the Yountville vineyard blended with select certified organic Cabernet Sauvignon O’Connell Family Vineyard Estate barrels. The cooler climate of the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley and Yountville appellations allowed slower ripening to express its complex structure, while retaining great acidity- Gabrielle’s preference, for a wine that respects food.

Food Pairing

Great with prime rib, finished with Culinary Lavender Tellicherry Pepper and Cabernet Butter; grilled Portobello mushrooms.

Oak Program

Barrel aged in new and once used medium toast French Oak for 34 months

Case Production

225

Cellaring

Drinkable immediately, but age worthy 20+ years with good cellar conditions.