Gearbox, Cabernet Sauvignon
This Gearbox red wine is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petite Sirah. The vibrant layers of red and black fruit mingle with hints of violet, dried herbs and black licorice. The flavours echo the aromas, with lovely black currant and licorice lelments supported by soft tannins and an excellent structure.
Gearbox wines focuses on grapes from the most prestigious cool climate wine regions and vineyards of California. These wines echo the style of the classic wines of Burgundy and highlight classic Burgundian grapes: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Although single vineyard wines are sometimes considered superior to regionally blended wines, the consistency and easy drinkability of a regional wine when made by a skilled winemaker cannot be denied. In this respect, Gearbox blends are made to grace the dinner table as elegant, light-hearted, ready-to-drink counterparts to the more austere and long lived premier and grand cru wines of the region.
Food Suggestions: Served with grilled red meat, barbequed steak, Pho Bo Kho and strong hard cheeses
Origin: California, USA
Ageing: In neutral French Oak Barrels