Gabrielle Limited wine Silver Stallion 2011

CABERNET SAUVIGNON, OAK KNOLL DISTRICT OF NAPA VALLEY 2011
80.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.5% Merlot, 13.6% Malbec
Exclusive wines, handcrafted in very small lots, available only from the Winery

PURCHASE

“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 Limited wines are produced from sustainably and organically grown grapes and are handcrafted with minimal handling and manipulation: The grapes are fermented in small batch T Bins, punched down by hand, and bottled unfiltered or lightly filtered. Each varietal and vineyard block is fermented and aged separately, providing the ultimate selection to achieve the most elegantly balanced wine.

THE WINE:
This elegantly finessed Cabernet Sauvignon was inspired by a stunning Venetian blown glass stallion; its mane and hoofs encrusted with sterling silver. Vintner, Wayne O’Connell, a 4th generation rancher whose grandfather founded the California Cattleman’s Association, had to have it! He named it Silver Stallion and declared,” I will have a wine named after this amazing statue to honor my heritage.” Each bottle is hand numbered.

The 2011 vintage was a cool climate vintage, allowing the winemaking team to produce a refined style akin to classic Bordeaux wines.

TASTING NOTES:
A celebration wine for entertaining and special occasions. Enjoy aromas and flavors of cassis, thyme, tobacco with an overall earthiness that makes this wine a great food match. As with all Gabrielle Limited wines, elegant structure and refined tannins are a hallmark.

VINEYARD:
Cabernet Sauvignon is from the certified organic O’Connell Family Estate Vineyard Creek Block. Its soil structure is sand and gravel, a result of flooding from Dry Creek, providing highly structured fruit, with clearly defined flavors. The Malbec is from Napa Valley.

FOOD PAIRING:
Celebrate Father’s Day, graduation and special family milestones, with a Cabernet Sauvignon in a Magnum to accent the occasion! It comfortable serves 6. Serve with classic beef cuts.

OAK PROGRAM:
32 months in new & once used French Oak of medium+ toast.

CASE PRODUCTION:
6 barrels

CELLARING:
Drinkable upon release. Age worthy for a decade or more.