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Varietal

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation

Red Mountain AVA

Aging

Drink Now or Age 5 to 20 Years

Vineyard

Grand Ciel
Upchurch
Ciel du Cheval
Klipsun

2020 Four Flags Cabernet

Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2020 Four Flags is another great example of the elegant power Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon can display and the consistent allure created when blending these four prestigious vineyards together.  The wine slowly unwinds with aromas of black cherry, cassis, sandalwood and olive tapenade.  The palate offers hints of fresh ground coffee, cacao nibs, and red currant, which are all supported by silky, yet generous tannins.  Great concentration and balance of fruit and savory components suggest this wine will cellar for many years and benefit in its youth with a hefty decant.  – N.B

$80

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95 Points

— Anthony Mueller, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

95 Points

Coming from four vineyards—Upchurch, Grand Ciel, Klipsun and Ciel du Cheval—the 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Four Flags begins with an oaky nose that is precise, focused and fresh. Aromas of black and dark red fruit tones sway with a delightfully dusty mineral essence and soft red florals. Full-bodied, fresh, firm and juicy, the palate offers a fine mineral tension and succulent acidity, while a polished frame of fruit cascades across the mid-palate before ending with a succulent, food-friendly finish and lingering tannic edge. Just under 19,000 bottles were produced after the wine aged for 20 months in all French oak, 82% first fill. Bravo! – Anthony Mueller, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

May 2023

Additional Scores:

95+

Jeb Dunnuck

95

Owen Bargreen

93

James Suckling

Pairing Suggestion

Beef Bourguignon — We recommend pairing Four Flags with Beef Short Ribs, Venison Cheeks, Lamb Shanks, Burgers, or Earthy Vegetables. Tannin levels are high in this Cabernet Sauvignon, a trait typical of Red Mountain wine, pairing particularly well with nutty cheeses and oily fats.

Behind the Wine

2020 Four Flags Cabernet

Four Flags is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon blended from four prestigious Red Mountain vineyards. Originally made for our Wine Club as a blending trial of specific plots, this wine showcases the nuances of each vineyard in a seamless blend. Four Flags is a harmonious & complex representation of the incomparable terroir of Red Mountain & a tribute to the winery’s steadfast commitment to this respected viticultural area.

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Vineyards

Four Flags is a blend of four prestigious Red Mountain vineyards, including DeLille’s estate vineyard, Grand Ciel.

Vineyards

Winemaking

Cold soaked 24-36 hours, fermented for 14-16 days on skin, with partial native yeast, and aged 20 months in 100% French oak (80% new).