Domus Aurea Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
The 2003 vintage benefited from excellent weather conditions and terrific, ripe fruit. The resulting wine displays a brilliant red hue and a rich, berry nose. This vintage has soft, round tannins, an elegant body, and vibrant flavors of blackberry, cassis, & a dose of mint.
The Peña family is committed to extremely low yields. The family's vineyards are divided into five blocks that follow the depth and stoniness of the soil, which are further divided into upper, middle and lower rows. The harvest is not determined by block or row but vine by vine. The winery also utilizes open-top fermentation and personalized oak aging cycles, selecting lots with the most character to be the first wines into French barrels.