‘The Ace’ Cabernet Blend
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2018 ‘The Ace’ Cabernet Sauvignon blend
95 points/ Gold medal James Halliday
96 points Ray Jordan
70% Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 5, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 337
A deep, dark, ruby red wine with a crimson rim. The aromatics are dominated with herbal notes, especially bay leaf with an undercurrent of red berries and characters of cedary oak. The palate is long and elegant showcasing blackcurrant fruits and a little spice. The lineal acid and high quality tannins combine to round out the palate and give length and drive.
Our flagship wine. A blend of two clones, one an isolate of the Houghton’s clone and one a descendent from Margaux in Bordeaux.
Utilizing both of our clones, we use a mixture of open top and barrel fermentation which is hand plunged three times daily. The wine is manually basket pressed then is matured in 50% new French oak for 18 months. We choose our coopers based on their ability to increase the structure of the wine without overpowering the palate and aromatics.
Pair with medium rare rack of lamb or vintage cheddar.