2019
Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon
SKU: ESCSCC193

Our powerful boldest premium reds, dark, age-worthy wines of substance. Regardless of their grape, these heavyweights are barrel-aged and quite concentrated in flavor.

FOOD PAIRING: These big reds perform best with rich, high-protein foods such as AGED CHEESES & RED MEATS and work brilliantly with RICHER, BOLDER SAUCES too.

$90
Description

Elizabeth Spencer Winery, located in the heart of Napa Valley in Rutherford, is an artisan producer of varietal wines from some of the best wine regions in Northern California. The belief of Elizabeth Spencer is that wine should be delicious and representative of its appellation of origin. We make wines to drink - inviting wines that we, our friends and our customers truly enjoy. Elizabeth Spencer wines are characterized by intensity and purity of flavor.

Please note we cannot currently ship Elizabeth Spencer wines to AZ or MO.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Dark ruby in color.

Aroma: 

With bramble compote aromatics, figs and prunes also with an undercurrent of licorice and ginger.

Palate: 

The palate is equally layered with a dark fruit an spice flavors. Tannins are already nicely interwoven within the concentrated mass of fruit giving a density of structure but elegantly avoiding any tannin overload or build up on the palate. The wine is completed with a long-lasting finish laced with maraschino cherry, dark chocolate and roasted coffee flavors. Lovely wine.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

2019 began with heavy rain in February. Additional rain during spring flowering was followed by cool temperatures allowing grapes to mature gradually. Grapes ripened at low sugar levels due to an extended mild growing season with harvest starting one to two weeks later than normal. Grapes displayed full flavors, fresh acidity and superb balance. The grapes for this wine were selected from from mid to Upper Napa Valley where there was more warmth.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.8
  • TA: 1.5 g/L
  • Aging: 205 New French oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Bacon Blue Cheese Burger or Barbeque Ribs
Cheese & Nuts:
Hard Cheeses & Guyere