Raspberry and currants rush to the front, gently yielding to deeper notes of coffee, cedar, and hints of pencil shavings. Ripe, red fruit fills the palate. As the wine works its magic, undertones of maple, cinnamon and cardamom mingle flawlessly with the ripe fruit tones. A harmonious blend of skin and oak tannins give this complex wine a lingering finish and a firm structure. Our '07 Cabernet would be a great accompaniment to spice-rubbed filet mignon with a Cabernet reduction
Supple, complex and nicely layered, the Cabernet fruit really shines through the new release from Gordon Brothers. cassis and blackberry meld into bitter chocolate, loam, caramel, pepper and rock, an intriguing flavor stack that keeps your tongue on its toes. Good concentration and structure.
The Gordon Brothers vineyards were established in 1980. They have planted a total of 95 acres, consisting of 25 acres of Chardonnay, 21 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 acres of Merlot, 15 acres of Syrah, 14 acres of Sauvignon Blanc, and one acre of Gewurztraminer. The vineyards lie on a perfectly oriented south-facing slope ranging from an elevation of 600 to 682 feet above sea level, on the Snake River just above Ice Harbor Dam... View More