Gabrielle Collection wine Vertex 2005
RED CUVEE BLEND 611
NORTH COAST 2005

A Cabernet Sauvignon Blend: 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Bordeaux varietals, 9% Syrah

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THE WINE:
Gabrielle searched for a personal daily wine to enjoy by the glass or with meals that was approachable in taste & price- yet intriguingly satisfying. She could not find it, so she made it! Multiple blind tasting by a panel of fellow wine lovers put Vertex in first in first place over other wines every time-it has become a favorite of many ever since. Vertex signifies various elements merging to a single point, as do the varietals Gabrielle blended. She was inspired by classic Meritage wines but reached back in history when Bordeaux wines included Syrah. THAT was the secret- Cabernet‘s structure & and with Syrah’s fruitiness create a supple, lively wine that evolves in the glass.

The 2005 vintage is highly regarded for its elegance and finesse plus long age worthiness. This wine shows the earthiness of Cabernet Franc and the polish of Cabernet Sauvignon.

TASTING NOTES:
Enjoy aromas of red cherry and blackberry with flavors of cassis, blackberry, toast, dark chocolate, tobacco and sage. This well aged wine is very smooth with soft tannins and a beautiful structure. A stylish, sippable wine that also pairs well with a wide range of food.

VINEYARD:
Lake County region, predominately Red Hills and Napa Valley Rutherford and Oakville.

FOOD PAIRING:
Pasta with pesto or tomato sauce, pizza, roasts, stews, beef stroganoff, tamales, grilled vegetables.

OAK PROGRAM:
French Oak

CASE PRODUCTION:
500

CELLARING:
Drinkable now. Age worthy 10+ years with good cellar conditions