Bevan Cellars Showket Vineyard Double E's Cuvee 2008
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The Showket vineyard is now known as “Au Paradis,” since it was purchased by Peter Michael Winery in late 2009. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, the 2008 Double E Proprietary Red Showket Vineyard has a deep garnet-brick color. It bursts from the glass with gregarious crème de cassis, prunes and dried mulberries scents, followed by opulent suggestions of star anise, sandalwood, eucalyptus oil and chocolate box with a waft of beef drippings. The full-bodied palate maintains a solid frame of grainy tannins and lovely freshness supporting the generous exotic spice-laced black fruits, finishing on a long, lingering mineral note.
Soon after that, the couple moved to Minneapolis and fell in with a group of wine lovers whose passion and knowledge fanned their flame. They started taking regular trips to wine country in California, where they met many of the finest winemakers. They were so inspired by them that to this day they follow many of their principles. They learned first-hand about Philip Togni's attention to every minute detail. Saw how Bob Foley would only pick fruit if his palate -- not some lab test -- told him it was time. They heard Greg La Follette telling them how careful you have to be when making decisions in the winery because even the smallest decision has an impact on the final wine. Their conversations still reverberate with them whether the couple is at a vineyard or in the winery.