Silver Stallion 2011
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.
80.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.5% Merlot, 13.6% Malbec
The 2011 vintage was a cool climate vintage, allowing the winemaking team to produce a refined style akin to classic Bordeaux wines.
A celebration wine for entertaining and special occasions. Enjoy aromas and flavors of cassis, thyme, tobacco with an overall earthiness that makes this wine a great food match. As with all Gabrielle Limited wines, elegant structure and refined tannins are a hallmark.
Cabernet Sauvignon is from the certified 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 Napa Valley.
Celebrate Father’s Day, graduation and special family milestones, with a Cabernet Sauvignon in a Magnum to accent the occasion! It comfortable serves 6. Serve with classic beef cuts.
32 months in new & once used French Oak of medium+ toast.
Drinkable upon release. Age worthy for a decade or more.