Gabrielle Collection wine Vertex 2008 RED CUVEE BLEND 615
NORTH COAST 2008

A Cabernet Sauvignon Blend: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petite Syrah, 17% Syrah

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

TASTING NOTES:
Enjoy aromas of red fruits and roses with flavors of red raspberry, wild blackberry, toast and dark chocolate. A stylish, sippable wine that also pairs well with a wide range of food.

FOOD PAIRING:
Pasta with pesto or tomato sauce, classic pizza, pizza with caramelized onions, beef roasts, hearty beef stews, pork with apricot glaze and sage sea salt, pork belly, chicken pot pie, tamales, grilled vegetables.

OAK PROGRAM:
French Oak

CASE PRODUCTION:
450

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

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