NOTES: The grapes for our Cairo Cabernet are grown on our 3.3 acre Lincoln Ranch vineyard in the center of the Oakville appellation. The plants are all Clone 337, a French clone from Bordeaux which yields tiny berries of exceptional color and flavor intensity.
The heavier valley floor soils give us full and extremely silky tannins. Reminiscent of blueberry cobbler, leather, root beer, cream soda and cardamom. Flavors of fennel, blackcurrant, allspice, earth and black cherry abound. This wine has an intriguing sweet-savory balance, think salty chocolate or lavender and juniper rubbed leg of lamb. Delicious in its youth this big round wine will continue to develop and evolve over 15 years.