About This Wine
Napa is a valley of special winegrowing districts.
Among them is the Chiles Valley district, home of the Volker Eisele Family Estate, which has been organically farmed since 1974. The vineyard reflects the passion of the Eisele family’s commitment to grow exceptional grapes and produce elegant estate wines.
The 2013 Volker Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon represents a blend of vineyard blocks from throughout the estate. Varying terrain, different clones and different rootstocks produce a patchwork of flavor identities that, when combined, create a snapshot in time of a dynamic, ever-changing vineyard.
During the fall of 2013, each individual vineyard block was monitored for ripeness, and picked only when the grapes were ready. Winemaker Molly Lyman describes the cuvee as “round and lush, with the subtle spiciness of charred French oak. The tannins are broad and creamy, and linger well into the lengthy, sweetly smoky finish.” It’s a wonderful expression of the Eisele family’s estate vineyard.
About Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep color and richness with the potential to age a long time, and better still if aged in oak before bottling. Classic flavors blackcurrant, plum, cherry and spice. The most popular varietal of red wine in America.
- Grape Composition:94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Merlot
- Grape Source:Estate Napa Valley Vineyard
- Aromas & Flavors:Blackberry, Coconut, Black Cherry, Boysenberry, Leather, Cedar and Milk Chocolate
- Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels (50% First Fill) for 22 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2025
- Food Pairing Suggestion:filet mignon with caramelized garlic, pearl onions, roasted tomato and foie gras.
15 recipes match for this wine.
Stuffed Flank Steak With Sonoma Sausage Spinach And Pine Nuts Cabernet Sauvignon calls for hearty food, and this recipe is an ideal match. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The RecipeCabernet Sauvignon Ice Cream Our friends at Alexander Valley Vineyards came up with this wonderful recipe a few years ago. We've tried it with Cabernet Sauvignon as the recipe calls for, as well as Merlot, Primitivo, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel... and every time, it turns out delicious! It's best made with an ice cream maker, and if you have such a machine, it's extremely easy to assemble. Enjoy! Get The Recipe