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Noble Vines 337 Cabernet Sauvignon (TWELVE BOTTLES)

Producer

Vines perform at their best when they are put to work in the type of soil and climate from which they develop. 337 Cabernet Sauvignon originated in Bordeaux, France, and flourishes in the similar soils and climate of our aptly named Clay Station Vineyard. Composed of deep, pebbly clay soils, Clay Station lies at the top of the most elevated knoll of Lodi, catching the cool afternoon breezes from San Francisco Bay. This vineyard produces grapes of such quality that, before Noble Vines, it supplied Cabernet Sauvignon to other prestigious wineries to fill in their own much more expensive blends.

Vinification

Harvesting Cabernet Sauvignon is usually “a waiting game between ripeness and fall weather,” says winemaker James Ewart. “But because 337 ripens early, you have the opportunity to pick when you want to. It’s a partnership with the grapes, rather than impatiently asking them, ‘Are you ready yet?’” In the winery, James likes to ferment Cabernet at a slightly warmer temperature than for other red varieties. This hastens the process and allows him to control extraction. “It’s easier to go faster and then apply the brakes than it is to give it the gas,” he explains. James gives the wine added complexity by blending lots from different spots within the vineyard.

Tasting Notes

Noble Vines 337 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits lively aromas of black cherry, ripe currant, fresh herbs and lightly roasted coffee. Supple tannins and balanced acidity support core flavors of blackberry, black cherry and toasty oak, intertwined with spicy black pepper accents. It is rich and complex, and so may be enjoyed on its own or with a range of cuisine. We particularly suggest herb roasted pork loin, baked chicken or barbecued steak and sautéed mushrooms. Delivery Normally 2/4 days
Vintage 2011
Grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon
Region California
Winemaker James Ewart, Noble Vines.
Closure Cork
Alcohol (ABV) 14.5%

Case of 12 £155.88