Deep red in color, the Five Rivers Cabernet Sauvignon leads with aromas of black cherry and herbal sagebrush, with a nice hint of toasty oak. In the mouth, rich, velvety tannins and black fruit flavors are complemented by notes of fine grained oak.
Fermented on the skins until it reached zero brix, then gravity drained to press. Fairly intense extraction was accomplished by short pump-overs four times per day. Individual lots were vinified and aged separately in French and American oak for approx. 9 months (18% new), with small amounts of Petite Verdot and Malbec added to enhance the structure and color of the final wine.
Five Rivers Cabernet Sauvignon is a multilayered red that pairs well with hearty dishes, duck, game, lamb, beef and cheeses.