|2011 Respite Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon, Reichel Vineyard, Alexander Valley
Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon? Of course! What do you think the cellar workers drink at the great chateaux of Bordeaux? Rich notes of strawberry, violets, pomegranate, cranberry and spice. A perfect pairing with your favorite appetizer.
2011 Antics Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley
Deep, dark ruby in color with dusty raspberry, cassis, cherry pie, mocha and graphite on the deeply scented nose. The chunky mid-palate is dominated by plum, blackberry preserves, cafe mocha, cigar, tar and toasty spices.
2009 Respite Cabernet Sauvignon, Reichel Vineyard, Alexander Valley
Our vineyard location at 2600 feet elevation in the Alexander Valley appelation continues to set this wine apart. The even temperatures even through the heat of summer when the valley is hot and the inversionof temperature at night keep our vines evenly producing throughout the whole grow cycle. This in turn gives us an extraction of fruit and acid structure that keeps this wine in perfect balance.
Dark and brooding with intense notes of black cherry, cassis, tar, licorice, tobacco and touches of graphite. The texture is amazing with layers of black raspberry, mocha, blackberry liqueur and chewy tannins. This wine was built to age and continues to grow in the glass. Take the time to decant this beast, you will love it!.
2010 Respite Indulgence Cabernet Sauvignon, Reichel Vineyard, Alexander Valley
Our proprietary blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Malbec & 13% Cabernet Franc shows a dense black/purple color, with rich notes of cassis, raspberry, wild blackberry, plum liqueur and cigar box. The expansive mid-palate is plush with ripe blackberry, mocha, pomegranate, blueberry, tar and chunky mountain tannins that are all kept in balance by the acidity that we have come to expect from our vineyards.
Our label conveys that idea: the subtle wavy lines suggest the busyness of everyday life while the open space around the name visually represents the feeling of calm that comes from the panoramic views, the absence of noise and the light breeze that cools us as we work.