Shooting Star Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
In Lake County, the red volcanic soils, ample sunshine, almost no fog, the 1400 foot plus elevation, and the cool night temperatures, all add up to a wonderful place to grow red grapes. Steele harvests Cabernet Sauvignon for Shooting Star from two growers: Dorn Family Vineyards, and Shannon Ridge Vineyards. The Dorn vineyard is perched on a hollow on the NW corner of the dormant volcano Mt Konocti. Shannon Ridge Vineyard sits over 1600 feet above elevation on the northeast area of Lake County. Warm days and cool nights are ideal conditions for this site.
The Shooting Star Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 is aged for 15 months in oak barrels (20% new) in order to preserve the bright fruit flavors of this wine. The Shooting Star Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of dark red fruit with just a hint of fresh herbs. The flavors are of black cherry, boysenberry and tobacco with soft, yet lingering tannins.
This Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with Leg of lamb roasted with fresh rosemary, and garlic, grilled flank steaks or try with an aged Gouda cheese.
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