2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley
Offers ripe berries, cherries, and dried rose on the nose. The palate offers raspberry, pomegranate, white cherry, with notes of cedar and fresh leather. It sings of pedigree and polish with a very modern feel - think rich, concentrated, intense, deep and very long, with tons of sexy black fruit and just the right touch of spicy French oak. Elegantly balanced with a dash of Merlot, this wine displays a strong tannin structure up front, yet finishes with a silky texture. It drinks pretty darn gorgeous right out of the gate, but will easily go for a decade or more in your cellar. Enjoy now through 2025.
This vineyard is embraced by agrarian methods that allow the vines to grow naturally. These practices ensure that the vineyard and its environment can continue to produce wines for future generations and is the ultimate in sustainability. Situated in beautiful Glen Ellen, California, this area is known for its outstanding growing soils and climate. The vineyard has been re-established along the gentle rolling hills. The entire property is managed bio-sustainably so that future generations can enjoy a pure and simple refuge in this isolated valley..
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot; aged for 22 months in 25% new French oak barrels.
Winemaker: Michael Muscardini
Appellation: Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County
Vineyard: Cassata Vineyard
Varietals: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot
Barrel Aging: 22 months in 25% new French oak
Harvested: September 5, 2015
Bottled: January 10, 2019
Cases Produced: 417
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Muscardini Cellars graces Sonoma Valley’s (Valley of the Moon) Monte Terra with its estate grape vines, family home and barrel room. You are welcome to visit us in their Kenwood tasting room.
History of Muscardini Cellars
1892, when Michael Muscardini's grandfather, Emilio Alchera, was born in the village of Calliano, just outside of the city of Asti in the Piemonte region. Emilio came to America in 1909 via Ellis Island in New York. After heading to the West Coast by train to meet his two brothers, Antonio and Louis, he settled in San Francisco. Emilio began his living in California by helping to dig the Caldecott Tunnel, which connects the East Bay to Contra Costa County. After saving his money, he began to buy and run corner grocery stores where he sold fine bulk wines, and in his spare time made a red table wine for the family. His business would eventually become the "St. Helena Napa Valley Wine Company."
Learn more at www.muscardinicellars.com.