Wine

Cellar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Overview

From selected small batches of wines, our Cellar Select wines represent the finest Llano has to offer.  Our goal is to produce a wine that exhibits the true expression of this variety from our best Texas vineyards.

The 2018 Cellar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a robust and complex blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Syrah, 4% Petit Verdot, and 2% Merlot.  The grapes for this wine were primarily sourced from the Dell Valley Vineyard, Lilli of the Vine, and Newsom Vineyard located in West Texas.

This wine shows a complex bouquet of black currant jam, balsamic and spice, with a “kiss” of vanilla cream gained through aging in the presence of new French oak.  Medium acidity on the palate is supported with a moderate tannin structure, which just begs to be served with succulent grilled red meats, burgers, braised beef dishes, roasted lamb, and full flavored cheeses.  With proper cellaring, this wine should reach full maturity by 2024.  Serve Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon in a large wine glass at a cool room temperature (62-66F).

VARIETY:

Cellar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

APPELLATION:

Texas

VINTAGE:

2018

ALCOHOL:

14.5%

ACIDITY (%):

6.6 g/L (As Tartaric)

pH:

3.72

RESIDUAL SUGAR (%):

0%

OAKING:

4-months in contact 2g/L new French oak sourced from Boisé cooperage; racked into neutral 225-L oak barrels from various cooperages for 10 months until bottling in Feb 2020.

UPC Number: 0-88596-10205-6

Cases/Pallet: 75

750 ML Bottles/Case: 12

Cases/Tie: 15

Weight LBS/Case: 34.0

Ties/Pallet: 5

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