We are a winery that has historically eschewed the bland pedestrian commercialized varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay because of the popular, yet heavy headed winemaking style and the pretension that surrounds these wines ostentatious palates that they attract. So for us to induct said pedestrian wine into our House, we really needed to give him a thorough make over. Et voila, Cabernet Sauvignon redefined and transformed from a stodgy, vanilla and toasted brut, to a fine and upstanding citizen of the Big House.
The Usual Suspect Cabernet Sauvignon is a bomba de fruta, replete with a vibrant and enticing nose that draws the drinker to a very Big House state of mind. This Cabernet Sauvignon was coolly fermented and aged in neutral oak to give it a unique profile. We then added a soupçon of Grenache to this Cab to exercise its aromatic potential. Bang on the bars of the cell the Warden welcomes in our newest inmate.
This inmate enjoys being paired with all sorts of comfort foods, like short ribs, filet mignon, lamb chops, spaghetti Bolognese or a dark chocolate torte. Click here to view recipes from Mess Hall.
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
California produces the majority of wine made in the United States. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir dominate the wine production in California, but many other varietials thrive in the California climate. Many fine wines are produced in California using Mediterranean grapes.