Ripe berry and cherry aromas flow from the glass to reveal slight flavor enhancements of anise and earthy tones. Turning Leaf Cabernet Sauvignon is medium to full bodied, with balanced tannins and a mellow, rich impression. They recommend this wine be served with grilled beef tenderloin, filet mignon, or braised lamb. As an appetizer, enjoy with robust American and imported cheeses.
In order to preserve the rich full flavors of the wine, grapes for this Cabernet were destemmed at the winery, maximizing flavors during fermentation while minimizing bitter tannins from contact with the stems. Most of the wine went through malolactic fermentation to soften the acid structure and enhance texture integration. The blend was then aged in American oak barrels for an average of 13 months, adding complexity while softening the flavor of the wine.