The Walking Dead Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
To achieve the rich varietal expression and approachable fruit profile in this Cabernet Sauvignon, the fruit was harvested at the peak of ripeness, followed by frequent pump-overs throughout fermentation. This constant contact between the skins and juice enables maximum flavor extraction from the fruit. The wine is then aged for approximately 11 months in a combination of American and French oak barrels to lend sweet, toasty vanilla tones and build structure.
An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months, society has crumbled; there is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. Luckily there is wine.
The Last Wine Company brings The Walking Dead Blood Red Blend and a companion Cabernet Sauvignon wine to market, featuring labels that respond to the Living Wine Label App, an augmented reality experience that bring the labels to life. The Blood Red Blend features an image of Sheriff Rick Grimes staring down the Undead and the Cabernet Sauvignon features a horde of Walkers. Will you join the living or rise with the dead?
Covering the most vine acreage in the state compared to any other red wine variety, Cabernet Sauvignon produces as much wine in California as Merlot and Pinot Noir combined. The state’s diverse terrain and microclimates, as well as the freedom of its winemakers, allow for an incredible range of wine styles from this single grape.
California’s most famous region—and especially for Cabernet Sauvignon—is the acclaimed Napa Valley. While Cabernet is successful throughout the world, rarely has it achieved such merit as it does from the Napa Valley. At this point the two are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other.
Napa’s closest neighbor, Sonoma County, does an impressive job keeping up with Napa’s fame and glory. Alexander Valley, Sonoma Mountain, Moon Mountain and Knights Valley contribute to the lot of some of California’s top-rated Cabernet Sauvignon.
Lake County in California’s North Coast has become a focus for some of Napa’s more respected growers. From the Central Coast come iconic examples of classic California Cabernet; Lodi and the Sierra Foothills are great budget-friendly sources of amicable Cabernets.