One Stone Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
The 2019 One Stone Cabernet Sauvignon offers a rich aroma profile of cherry and cassis with varietal hints of tobacco and olive. A deep, supple palate presents layered flavors of plum, black cherry and black currant underpinned by notes of mocha, cedar, cola and vanilla spice. Smooth,sweet tannins unfold into a lusciously rounded finish.
The rich yet approachable character of the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is a fine match for ground beef tacos, barbecued chicken, braised short ribs and lamb chops with rosemary butter.
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Amanda Wittstrom-Higgins, executive VP at Ancient Peaks Winery, is also president and founder of Dream Big Darling, a nonprofit that aims to mentor and inspire the next generation of women leaders in the wine and spirits industry; five dollars from every case sold of this blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot is donated to that organization. Aged 16 months in French and American oak, it’s well crafted and generous, with broad strokes of blackberry preserves, dark chocolate, espresso, and cedar encased in a silky texture
As Paso Robles, California has soared in number of wineries and gained in popularity, Cabernet Sauvignon has firmly taken root as the region’s number one varietal. Alone, it accounts for just over 40% of plantings and is grown throughout both the western and eastern sides of the appellation. Though viticulture here dates back to the 18th century, Cabernet Sauvignon didn’t emerge as a significant grape here until the 1970’s. But since then it has definitely made up for lost time.
Legendary winemaker and consultant Andre Tchelistcheff first recognized Paso’s potential with Cabernet Sauvignon in the early 1960’s. The calcareous soil and dramatic diurnal temperature changes of Paso’s westside particularly intrigued him. Today modern winemaking techniques and focused experimentation with various clones, rootstocks and vineyard strategies optimize the region's ideal combination of soil and climate to deliver the best fruit possible.
The results are evident in the glass. Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon can be mesmerizing, with rich aromas and flavors of blackberry, cassis, black cherry, graphite, toasty oak, vanilla and spice. The structure, balance and unbridled opulence of these wines impress from first sip to last. Not surprisingly, Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignons have steadily grown in reputation, not just in the U.S., but around the world.