Dark purple in color, the black fruits take center stage on the 100% estate grown 2019 Flambeaux Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. The density of this wine brings together black currant, boysenberry and allspice with subtle notes of Darjeeling tea.
Only 41 cases produced.
The 2019 Flambeaux Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon welcomes you with soft notes of cedar box and roasted coffee. The palate of this wine showcases the firm tannin structure that will enable this wine to age gracefully for years to come. Deep and dark notes are harmoniously intertwined with brambly red fruit, giving this wine some lively gravitas.
The Flambeaux Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley is located in the sweet spot for vineyard elevation – about 350 ft above the valley floor. The soils are the Boomer Loam series which is a Metamorphic soil and our particular area has the redder, more iron-rich soils. This soil type is especially good with Cabernet Sauvignon grapevines and leads to great minerality and natural acidity. The rolling hillside provides great drainage and being up the hill from the valley allows the vineyard to stay a bit warmer – perfect for ripening Cabernet Sauvignon. ~ 100% Flambeaux Estate
The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is always a favorite of mine. Selecting my favorite barrels from the bunch and tweaking the blend to achieve a stylistically different wine is a fun project. In 2019, I selected two barrels (each having a slightly different toast regime) from the same cooper - called, Tonnellerie Quintessence. This cooperage is in Cognac and I've found the barrels give the wines a creamy mouthfeel as well as a wonderful spice and tannin component - kind of everything you want a barrel to do to elevate the already pristine fruit we have in this wine. ~ Winemaker, Ryan Prichard
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About Flambeaux Wine
Flambeaux are the dancing torchbearers of Carnival night parades. A quintessential symbol of New Orleans Mardi Gras tradition, Flambeaux represent all that we love best about wine—light flickering in a glass, complex flavors dancing across the palate, and a celebration of life.