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Varietal

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation

Red Mountain AVA

Aging

Drink 2021-2025

Vineyard

Grand Ciel

2005 Grand Ciel Cabernet 1.5L Engraved

Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine’s black-brick color announces the concentration that follows.  There are diverse aromas of cedar, plums, tar, leather, Bordeaux-style herbs and spices, olives, black fruits and tobacco.  The tannins are firm yet silky and classy.  All the fruit, oak, acidity and alcohol are completely balanced and harmonious.  The flavors exhibit impressive black fruit and black cherry concentration.  The wine has a deep and expansive mouth feel.  This is a “complete wine” that is delicious, complex, concentrated and a very long, lingering finish.

$738

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Pairing Suggestion

Taleggio Ravioli with Wine Braised Lamb Shank, Butternut Squash and Cipollini Onion Rings — Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon also pairs well with earthy vegetables, Beef Short Ribs, Venison Cheeks, Lamb Shanks and Burgers.

Behind the Wine

2005 Grand Ciel Cabernet 1.5L Engraved

Grand Ciel Cabernet is a single vineyard, single varietal and single clone Cabernet from our estate vineyard on Red Mountain. Every detail of our vineyard has been designed to produce the highest quality fruit from the unique climate and soil of this prestigious AVA known for ripe and structured Cabernet. Our rigorous selection process only permits a small portion of grapes to become part of Grand Ciel.

Vineyards

Grand Ciel is DeLille’s Estate Vineyard in the Red Mountain AVA.

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Winemaking

Cold soaked 24-36 hours, fermented 14-16 days on skin, aged 20 months in 100% French oak (100% new) and aged in bottle 18 months prior to release.