Vintage 2019 began with occasional rains and cooler temperatures, which brought soil saturation and allowed fruit to mature steadily. Summer helped the grapes to ripen, and the warm days and cool nights of the Fall fostered gradual sugar accumulation and longer hang times. Harvest began slightly later than normal in some areas, with fruit picked at its peak, promising exceptional flavor in the bottle.
“Crafted with the most memorable and special celebrations in mind, we’ve selected lots of our finest Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec which together, present inviting and warm aromas of delicious red fruit, cassis and cedar. On the palate, our Celebration Cuvée delivers a lush, silky entry with a lovely vanilla character alongside layered elements of beautiful red fruit and a subtle bourbon nuance appearing on the lengthy finish.”
–Dave Guffy, Chief WInemaker
FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS
“The layers of flavors in this cuvée show off your best dishes, particularly braised or grilled meats like lamb, pork roasts or duck, as well as savory hams. Sweet onions, earthy mushrooms, eggplant and fennel all are wonderful accents. Harder cheeses as appetizers, with hearty Malden Sea Salt flakes steal the show.”
– Chad Hendrickson, Executive Chef