CABERNET SAUVIGNON DIAMOND MOUNTAIN DISTRICT 2008
90% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Petit Verdot
Exclusive wines, handcrafted in small lots, available only from the Winery
“GABRIELLE LIMITED Cabernet Sauvignons represent my expression of classic Cabernet blends that capture individual varietal character and Napa’s varied terroir with the goal of producing wines of exquisite balance and finesse.” Gabrielle
Gabrielle selects the most prestigious Napa Valley Appellations, with distinctive soil and climate attributes and makes a wine to express that unique a sense of place. Fruit from this mountain appellation is difficult to obtain because it is the source of many highly rated wines beloved by wine aficionados. She is proud to be one of the producers from this renowned region.
The Diamond Mountain District became an American Viticultural Area in 2001 with a history of 138 years of grape farming. It has 500 acres of vineyards located in California’s Mayacamas Mountains (400 to 1800 ft. elevation) in the northeast portion of Napa Valley, which produce highly rated and prized Bordeaux varietals.
Climate: Moderately warm temperatures with lower maximum temperatures and higher minimum temperatures than the northern Napa Valley floor, due to topography and altitude. Rainfall: 40 to 55 inches (135 cm) annually.
Soils:Residual uplifted soils of volcanic origin, often reddish, very fine-grained to gritty in texture, composed of both weathered sedimentary and volcanic origin. The very porous soil allows the area to cool down quickly in the evening giving the grapes a chance to rest during the night – a necessary attribute of high quality growing areas in the world.
A Classic Cabernet perfectly suited for elegant cuts of beef, lamb, and game meats.
Aged in new French Oak for 24 months of Medium Plus Toast
Very limited production: 4 Barrels (96 Cases)
A firmly structured wine with 15+ year cellaring potential, yet as all GABRIELLE wines, can be happily consumed as a young wine.