EQUILATERAL
CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA VALLEY 2008
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

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THE WINE:
EQUILATERAL expresses the balanced triangle of the wine experience: beautiful aromas…a rich mid-palette of complex fruitiness playing against elegantly structured tannins…a lingering finish. The perfect triangle- Equilateral- ideally symbolizes Gabrielle ideal.

The 2008 vintage had a dramatic growing season, with frost wiping out vineyard buds and heat spikes during bloom in May and in August. It delivered a very small crop due to these extremes but with an exceptional quality. The vintage produced wines that are very rich and full-bodied and well-balanced, with plenty of tannins for aging.

TASTING NOTES:
Red currant and cassis aromas greet you, followed by flavors of black currents, blackberry, cedar and toast. A wine of great structure and elegance that releases its flavors layer by layer, each a new and exciting discovery!

VINEYARD:
The O’Connell Family Estate Vineyard in Oak Knoll District Napa Valley, Diamond Mountain and Oakville

FOOD PAIRING:
Roasted lamb with Gabrielle Culinary MEAT RUB, pheasant in Madeira and mushroom sauce, boef bourgeonone, venison in chasseur sauce, classic steak cuts: rib eye steak, porterhouse, new york and prime rib.

OAK PROGRAM:
Barrel aged in French Oak 14 months

CASE PRODUCTION:
150

CELLARING:
Drinkable now. Age worthy 15 + years with good cellar conditions