An Artistic Expression of Cabernet Sauvignon Handcrafted by Gabrielle

SMALL PRODUCTION DISTINCTIVE CABERNET SAUVIGNONS

Gabrielle Collection - Rose Dete 2016

The Gabrielle Collection is a winery that produces a collection of handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignons, which bring out the diverse personalities of the noble Cabernet grape through artful blending. Each wine has a distinctive label that symbolizes a specific aspect of Winemaker, Gabrielle Leonhard O’Connell, philosophy: taste the vintage, varietal character and sense of place through the winemaker’s artistic point of view to create artful blended, food driven, and exquisitely balanced wines.

 

ROSÉ D’ÉTÉ

ROSÉ OF CABERNET SAUVIGNON OAK KNOLL DISTRICT 2016

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

100% Estate Grown O’Connell Family Vineyards

Balance is essential to achieve quality and enjoyment

 

THE WINE:

Rosé d’Été means Rosé of the summer – a refreshing wine that embodies the moments and memories of warm summer days. Enjoy light-hearted red berry fruitiness. The Saignée method of Rosé production involves bleeding off fresh juice from the OCFV O’Connell Family Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon. It has skin contact for only a few days. 2014 was another ideal year that created beautifully structured wines.

TASTING NOTES:

This wine has the estate distinction: Complex minerality with underlying cassis, thyme and lavender. Amazing red fruit aromatics!

THE VINEYARDS:

The O’Connell Family Estate Vineyard is in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, that benefits from the cool down effect of late morning fog from the San Francisco Bay. The result is crisp acidity. The warm daytime temperatures slowly ripen the fruit for layers of red fruit deliciousness.

FOOD PAIRING:

A refreshing aperitif to sip alone. Pair with Goat cheese, white hard cheeses such as Manchego with sliced apples; grilled red snapper, grilled chicken salad.

OAK PROGRAM:

No oak, only stainless steel.

CASE PRODUCTION:

80 cases

CELLARING:

Drinkable NOW. Lovely to drink for 2-3 years because it is Cabernet!