This Cabernet is packed with rich aromas of black cherry, black licorice, and a hint of roasted coffee. Full body and smooth tannins.
We fermented the grapes using only yeasts that naturally occur on the grapes and allowed the wine to gain flavors and color from extended skin contact. Each lot is aged separately for several months, and then blended to create a wine that is more complex than the individual parts. After blending, the wine spent another year and half in barrel to completely harmonize before bottling.
The fascinating story of one of California's wine Pioneers, Miljenko "Mike" Grgich takes a native from Croatia to the US in the first half of the 20th Century.Fueled by his native passion he proceeds to enter the wine arena by working with Andre Tchelistcheff at Beaulieu Vineyards then his Chardonnay beat the best of France at the famed 1976 Paris Tasting, allowing Mike to partner with Austin Hills to open his family owned and operated winery in 1977.
Its full body and smooth tannins make it the perfect partner with grilled steak, rack of lamb, or roasted duck.