Mon Frère Cabernet Sauvignon

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Mon Frère
Mon Frère Cabernet Sauvignon
Mon Frère Cabernet Sauvignon
Description
Aromas of plum and blackberry, layered with elegant floral tones of lavender and sage that enhance underlying vanilla tones. A fruity palate with bold texture and a juicy mouthfeel. Bright acidity with a long finish.
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
Grape VarietiesCabernet Sauvignon
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  • 92 Points
    San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge
    Gold Award
Production areaGrapes are sourced from vineyards on the North Coast (Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties), Lodi and Paso Robles. Coastal growing sites add layers of ripeness, fruit flavors and acidity structure in this hand tended fruit.
BackgroundMon Frère Winery champions the very best in quality wine making and exceptional value from California. French for my brother, Mon Frère is a tribute to those special friends who feel like family. Winemaker Tom Hinde brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in crafting this fine range of wines.
VinificationHarvested in late September. All of the fruit is hand-sorted, fully destemmed and crushed in stainless steel tanks. Cold soaks (5-7 days), warm fermentations (85-90 degree range), and moderate pump-overs. Total skin contact ranged from 18-25 days. Full malolactic fermentation on lees using native yeast and D254. Aged for 9 months in 90% French and 10% American oak. Only 10% new oak is used each year.
ColorRich garnet color with deep, purple layers.
NoseAromas of plum and blackberry, layered with elegant floral tones of lavender and sage that enhance underlying vanilla tones.
PalateA fruity palate with bold texture and a juicy mouthfeel.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.9 %pH: 3.62TA: 5.88
Serving SuggestionsAn excellent match for the most flavorful of foods. Enjoy with red meats, including grilled beef and lamb, pasta dishes, rich sauces and ripe cheeses.