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2012 La Belle endormie’ (sleeping beauty)

Silver medal – San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition 2015

 

Blend:                    45% Cabernet, 35% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc

Region:                  Wild Diamond Vineyard, Lake County, California

Alcohol:                 14.5%

Production:            261 cases produced

Winemaker:            Bruce Regalia

Sensory Notes:        This traditional Bordeaux style blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc is still a young, but already complex wine: raspberry, cranberry, a little blackberry, minerals, pencil shavings, vanilla, coffee and toffee with great structure, full bodied, very long finish.  But like most Bordeaux style wines, waken it gently from its sleep and decant a little while before serving.

Terroir:                  These classic Bordeaux grapes come from the Wild Diamond Vineyard in southern Lake County and have been co-fermented in making this premium wine.  The Wild Diamond Vineyard is in southern Lake County (just north of Napa Valley) at an elevation of 2,200 ft., meaning warmer, longer growing days with cool Pacific breezes at night and an overall shorter growing season resulting in fully ripe fruit.  The red, volcanic soil of this vineyard contributes both to the depth of color and rich flavor profile of grapes from the Wild Diamond Vineyard.