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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Esser Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Esser Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
(search item no. 86469)

PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $9.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The blend's predominant component of fruit from the Central Coast was harvested in excellent condition. To provide more softness and highlight the Central Coast fruit character, we blended a smooth, lush-tannin lot from the Monterey County. All fermentation was completed in stainless steel tanks. The lot from Monterey was aged for 6 months in American Oak.

Tasting Notes:
A delicious and velvety wine, soft and dry with rich flavors of black cherries, dark chocolate and raspberry. Delightful with hearty meat dishes, hamburgers, pasta, pizza and cheeses.

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About Esser Vineyards:

German-born Manfred Esser began his career as a salesman for a large European winery; in 1974, he came to the United States. Esser joined Napa Valley's Cuvaison Winery as President in 1986 and, in a little over 10 years, made it one of the most successful estates in the industry. His unique approach to converting customers into "company ambassadors" has set an industry standard for client relations. Having achieved success at Cuvaison, Esser sold his partnership in 1998, fueled by the desire to begin a project of his own.

Years of preparation went into the development of the Esser Vineyards brand. Working closely with Manfred Esser is renowned consulting winemaker Paul Moser, whose style received praise for eight consecutive years from Robert Parker as a "breath of fresh air" in the California wine market.

Introduced in 2001, the Esser Vineyards portfolio launched with four California appellation wines: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir. Fashioned with the customer in mind, these fruit-forward, well-balanced wines offer style, value and elegance — the ultimate consumer-friendly California wines.