Sketchbook Cabernet Sauvignon Mendocino 2005
Aged Bordeaux-fashion in lightly-toasted French oak, the lush, dark berry flavors are rounded out by velvety, chocolate tannins. The wine displays a dark scarlet color and a youthful, complex aroma of ripe, sweet cherries imbued with hints of cassis and cedar. Its warm, expansive, cherry and blackcurrant flavors are well-structured and extend into a long, fruitful finish enriched by toasty oak tones.
Mendocino is the home of towering redwoods and craggy bluffs overlooking the rugged Pacific coast. Here too are the free-thinking inhabitants, sons of Italian immigrants, artists, sea-farers and back-to-nature types who, in the 1970’s migrated to this magical place. Made from exceptional fruit grown in the southern Ukiah valley, this Cabernet offers luSh, dark berry flavors accented by cedar & chocolate.