Just 2 barrels produced. The barrels selected for this special reserve bottling were selected for their fresh spice, added tannin structure and ability to build and widen the palate structure of this already beautiful wine. We just took it up a notch!
Only 47 cases bottled.
Ripe dark chocolate covered strawberry, cassis reduction. Chewy, with defined yet rich tannins. Warm Christmas spice that evolves to cedar and black pepper notes.
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 two barrels selected for this special reserve bottling were selected for their fresh spice, added tannin structure and ability to build and widen the palate structure of this already beautiful wine. We just took it up a notch!
One of the things I love about the Flambeaux vineyard is its ability to adapt to the weather it is given. Even in a year with some late heat events, this vineyard's slower ripening seems to handle these events and still showcase the vibrancy and red-fruit profile that we love so much. That is the test this vineyard has been given and time and time again, it seems to find a way to ace the exam. ~ Winemaker, Ryan Prichard
Braised beef short ribs with mushroom and tomato.
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.