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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Brassfield Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Brassfield Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 90329)

PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $18.29

Winemaker's Notes:

Brassfield High Serenity Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is filled with aromas of dark fruits, lavendar and hints of cocoa and bay laurel. The inviting aromas of the wine open to a medium bodied mouth-feel and a framework of delicate tannins with a hint of barrel toast. This wine has a reasonable aging potential of 5 to 10 years, but its inherent softness invites it to be enjoyed today.

This Cabernet is a proprietary blend sourced from two vineyards on High Serenity Ranch. The Monte Sereno Vineyard makes up the majority of the blend, and is located at 2100 ft. in elevation on the western slopes of High Valley. The soils on this ridge top are primarily broken shale characteristic of Franciscan formation with a light dusting of red volcanic soils intermixed. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petite Verdot are three of this wine's varietal components. These four vineyard blocks have a southern exposure ensuring softer tannin development, and full fruit maturity for these late ripening varietals. The other Bordelaise varietal in this blend is Merlot which is located on the northern slopes of a southern exposed bench.

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About Brassfield Estate Winery:

The western section of High Valley Appellation holds the magical lands know as High Serenity Ranch. The 2,500 acre former cattle ranch is now home to Brassfield Estate Winery & Vineyard. In 1973, Jerry Brassfield purchased the original 1,600 acres as a cattle ranch and wildlife reserve. While the cattle have gone, the wildlife still remains. Over the next three decades Mr. Brassfield continued acquiring lands. Today, the estate includes both the eastern and the western sections of High Valley as well as ownership of Round Mountain Volcano.

In 1998, the Brassfield family realized the land’s true destiny was as a world-class wine property. As a result, Brassfield Estate Winery & Vineyard was established. With the new estate vineyards increased production, the winery has grown with additional tank & barrel storage capacity and a state-of-the-art crushing facility.