Grape: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Peite Sirah.
Tasting Notes: Blackberry, Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, Cedar
Long Meadow Ranch came into existence when President Ulysses S. Grant signed a land patent granting 640 acres to Civil War veteran E.J. Church. In the late 1800's the property thrived with vineyards, apple orchards, and olive groves, however, all agricultural activities fell dormant during prohibition. It was not until 1989, when the Hall family purchased the estate, that agricultural activity resumed. Today, the 650 acre estate is home once again to vineyards, orchards, olive trees as well as cattle and other produce.
The 2014 LMR Cabernet is an excellent example of freshness and complexity. It possesses great structure, bright acidity, good weight, and harmonic tannin. The palate features burly black fruit, plum, cherry, mocha. chocolate. cedar, complemented by bouquets of dried herb and spicy clove notes. You may enjoy this wine tonight or cellar it or both.