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Ben Lomond Mountain
53 months in 50% New American oak
A dense, concentrated carmine red in the glass; this cabernet shows a wonderfully complex, yet restrained nose. Black cherries and notes of dried fig are evident along with a subtle and pleasing aroma reminiscent of a tinder box. Currants, Skeena Cherries and a noticeable black plum flavor give this wine a fleshy mid-palate. The well integrated tannins and delicate display of vanillins give the impression that this wine was matured for quite some time in new barrels. This Cabernet offers all the complexity, nuance, and fruit with out the overwhelming vegetal character that coastal climate cabernets often have.
This vineyard site was part of an original 160 acre vineyard and apple orchard planted in the early 1900’s. The vineyard was abandoned during prohibition and then resurrected in 1949 when retired Sherrif’s deputy Amos Beauregard purchased the property. It sits at an elevation of 1700 to 1850 feet on a southwest facing slope. Monterey Bay marine influences combine with sandy loam soil to produce wines with minerality and striking acidity. Plantings: Four acres Pinot Noir, clones: Pommard, 667 & 115. One acre Chardonnay, clone 4. Three acres Zinfandel, clone Primitivo. Four acres Cabernet Sauvignon, Dijon clone.
277 cases produced
Food Pairing Notes
Slow Roasted Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Potato Risotto.