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Ben Lomond Mountain
41 months in 100% new American oak
A dense, concentrated carmine red in the glass; this cabernet shows wonderful complexities. Strawberries and notes of dried fig are evident. Currants, Skeena Cherries and a noticeable black plum flavor give this wine a fleshy mid-palate. The well integrated tannins have a hint of fine Beauregard Ranch dust. 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.
Food Pairing Notes
Blackberry glaze on a rack of lamb.
302 cases produced.