Our 2005 Dynamite Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon shows luscious blackberry, cassis, chocolate and cedar character from high-elevation vineyards in the Red Hills Lake County appellation. Fine grained tannins and balanced acidity gently structure the wine, while barrel aging adds toffee and oak spice nuances to the long, fruity finish. Enjoy this wines rich, velvety flavors with full-flavored entrées, such as lamb brochettes with garlic rosemary potatoes, marinated flank steak grilled over grape canes or hearty stew simmered with red wine.
We destemmed and lightly crushed the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and then fermented the must (juice and skins) with selected yeast in stainless steel tanks. After pressing, the wine completed malolactic fermentation to convert the malic acid into rounder, softer lactic acid. We then aged the wine in a combination of American and French oak barrels for 18 months. A splash of Cabernet Franc enhances the wines backbone.