McGrail Vineyards

2013 Austin James Cabernet

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2013 Austin James Cabernet

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Three Livermore Valley Vineyards blended together to create a bold, vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon. This dense, bold, and earthy wine opens with notes of tobacco, leather, and hints of cassis.  The tart red fruit has an undertone of baking spice, but the richness of the wine is reminiscent of an old cigar box.  The chalky tannin structure will soften as this wine will age nicely for the next 10 years.  The plush layers and well integrated oak leads to a very complex wine that benefits from decanting.  The Casa de Vinas adds the earthy undertone, the C. Tarantino adds a jammy raspberry fruit notes, and the McGrail Vineyards adds the structure and bold tannins.  Enjoy this with a porterhouse steak.  

Only 219 cases produced.