Maddalena Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Through hard work and intelligence, she excelled in the male-dominated wine industry to open California’s first tasting rooms in 1947. Her family credits her with the fire that has led to the continued success of Riboli Family Wine Estates through the generations. The Maddalena wine portfolio is made up of seven varietals whose bold, yet humble flavors reflect the fiery passion and personality of their namesake. She is a visionary and dreamer, a tastemaker and hostess. Maddalena raises her glass to the free spirits of the world determined to achieve their dreams! From the moment Maddalena Riboli emigrated to the United States as a little girl from Italy in 1929, her strong work ethic and eagerness to succeed was apparent as she and her family farmed the fields in the San Fernando Valley. This is where she met her future husband, Stefano Riboli, while she was driving a tractor on the family farm. Once married, she immediately began working at San Antonio Winery, which was the Riboli family business. It was her vision to expand the family’s winery with vineyard holdings in Monterey County and Paso Robles. Maddalena is now in her mid 90’s and continues to be actively involved in the winery where she began her wine career as a young woman. Shaped by the values of Maddalena Riboli, the matriarch and girl boss who built a wine empire out of one small LA winery, this modernized “young Maddalena” is a strong female who has a love for life and is on a mission to turn her reams and business goals into a tangible reality. She is fresh and approachable, but is filled with fierce determination and is uncompromising about the quality of things. This is reflected in the artisan wines in this collection.
The largest and perhaps most varied of California’s wine-growing regions, the Central Coast produces a good majority of the state's wine. This vast district stretches from San Francisco all the way to Santa Barbara along the coast, and reaches inland nearly all the way to the Central Valley.
Encompassing an extremely diverse array of climates, soil types and wine styles, it contains many smaller sub-AVAs, including San Francisco Bay, Monterey, the Santa Cruz Mountains, Paso Robles, Edna Valley, Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Maria Valley.
While the region could probably support almost any major grape varietiy, it is famous for a few. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel are among the major ones. The Central Coast is home to many of the state's small, artisanal wineries crafting unique, high-quality wines, as well as larger producers also making exceptional wines.
A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe, its best examples showing potential to age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in Bordeaux's Medoc where it is often blended with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. In the Napa Valley, ‘Cab’ is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines. Somm Secret—DNA profiling in 1997 revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon was born from a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century southwest France.