' St. Julian Winery - Our Wines

BR Cabernet Sauvignon

Dry - Red
Capturing currant and blackberry fruit at the zenith of ripeness, this is smooth, plush and layered, with a mix of mocha, black cherry, cedar and cassis all flowing together in a steady stream.
$26.99 per Bottle
 
 

Tasting Notes

Capturing currant and blackberry fruit at the zenith of ripeness, this is smooth, plush and layered, with a mix of mocha, black cherry, cedar and cassis all flowing together in a steady stream. Firms up nicely on the finish, yet the flavors keep rushing through. Amazingly complex, with great structure, depth, richness and concentration.

Vineyard Notes

Little Lake VineyardHerman Farms was established over 165 years ago, with now sixth generation grower Joe Herman at the helm of the farm. Peaches, cherries and grapes comprise this farm, but within the wine industry, Herman Farms stands out as being one of the top vinifera grape growers in Southwest Michigan. A passion for growing top notch grapes fuels this family to grow the best of the best from our superb terrior in the Lake Michigan Shore Appellation. The enthusiasm is contagious within the family, and seventh generation Keith Herman recently returned from the corporate world to continue on the family tradition, growing world-class wine grapes!

Winemaker Notes

Grape clusters were harvested, crushed, and destemmed, then fermented in an open-top tank. We then used a technique called saignee to bleed off a portion of the free run juice in order to intensify the fermenter of red wine. The cap of skins and seeds that float to the top of the tank is gently punched down every eight hours to maximize flavor extraction and minimize extraction of harsh tannins. Each and every day during harvest, our winemaker samples the wine in the tanks to evaluate and analyze the progress of fermentation. She is already thinking about which lots will be used for final blends.

Pairings

Aged Cheese, Blue-veined cheese, Duck, Goose, Goat Cheese, Grilled Beef Steak, Pasta with Tomato Base, Stew or Casserole
Wine Style Red Wine
Appellation Lake Michigan Shore
Sugar 0
Acid 7.1 grams per Liter
PH 3.54
Alcohol % 12
Size 750 ml