2010 Reserve Envie Dessert Wine
Size: 350 ml
Aging: 18 months in French Oak
Production: 1 tons, 50 cases
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon with added spirits
Clone: 15, Southern France, produces aroma of pepper and flavor of licorice and molasses.
Full bodied dessert wine with lots of dark, baked fruit flavors. Oak aging lends flavors of caramelized nuts.
Serve with Roquefort, blue or strong cheese, chocolate, desserts, and anything sweet! A great wine for sipping!
Vintage: A late, cool harvest produced dense, concentrated, structured and age worthy wines.
The Livermore Valley AVA is situated 30 miles east of the Pacific Ocean. This proximity to the ocean, with foothills surrounding the valley, creates temperature fluctuations perfect for grape growing. The foothills block the cool marine layer in the daytime creating warm days. At night the marine layer rolls in dropping temperatures almost 50 degrees. Vines develop deep roots in the alluvial soils deposited over ancient riverbeds that left behind mineral rich stones. This region, produces excellent Cabernet Sauvignon with typical flavors of Eucalyptus and mint.
The Rodrigue Molyneaux Vineyard sits on 4 acres of Southward slope with natural drainage . The grapes are tended to by hand with minimal chemicals and no machine harvesting. Each vine is pruned and thinned to provide optimal sun to the grape. Each year before picking, grapes are not harvested until the ultimate balance of sugar, acid, and flavor is achieved. This vineyard is 13 years old and has gone through three harvests.
In small open-topped tanks, our Cabernet Sauvignon is fermented with yeasts unique to each individual lot. Hand punch-downs and cold soaks extract and elevate the Cabernet Sauvignon flavors unique to this vineyard. The wine was aged sur lie in French Oak barrels for 18 months. The wine was racked approximately twice and filtered to create a brilliant clarity. Once aging in barrels begun and fermentation ended, grape spirits were added.