Joullian Vineyards Carmel Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Joullian Vineyards was created by the Joullian and Sias families of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with the goal of producing estate-crafted wines with the complexity, finesse and ageability characteristic of the finest wines of the world. 665 acres were purchased in 1982 at an elevation of 1400 feet in the remote part of Carmel Valley. The plantings emphasized on Bordeaux varieties followed by Chardonnay and Zinfandel. Pursing complexity in the wine, the original winemaker Ridge Watson planted multiple clones of each varietal from sources such as Mount Veeder, 3 Palms, Diamond Mountain, Sterling, Ventana, Lytton Springs just to name a few. In 2015 they winery was bought by another family from Oklahoma. This time a young couple Tom and Jane Lerum from Oklahoma and their new winemaker are leading the wave at creating new styles in the Monterey penisula. See Wine Enthusiast's article on New Wave Winemakers.
Find Bordeaux in Carmel Valley, aged in used French oak barrels for 19 months, this Cabernet Sauvignon has inky dark garnet color with a ruby rim. Perfumed, spicy blackberry, cassis, anise and cedar noise. The rich ripe black plum/blackberry entry expands into cassis, dark chocolate and licorice flavors that finishes with ample tannins and hint of truffles, earth and cedar. Pair with roasted lamb, pork or beef and with cream pastas and salmon steaks. 14.2% Alc.
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