The 2003 Dancing Bull Cabernet Sauvignon was crafted in the Dancing Bull style of bold, intensely flavored reds that are equally at home on the dinner table or at a backyard BBQ. The Taste? Think of a dark chocolate brownie with black cherry ice cream – a deep, rich sundae of black berries and hints of chocolate.
Sourced primarily from the Central Coast and Sonoma County, the fruit for the 2003 Dancing Bull Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from both warm and cool climate regions to produce a Cabernet Sauvignon with layers of fruit flavors, primarily of black cherries, black currant and blackberry. The Central Coast fruit benefits from warm days and the marine layer fog that cools the grapes in the evenings to create ripe, forward fruit flavors and the distinctive, Cabernet dark red color. The cooler climate of Sonoma County and the coastal regions adds structure, firm tannins and a bit of spice. A very small percentage of the wine was barrel aged, contributing the chocolate and vanilla undertones with just a hint of herbal spice.
The wine is a great entry into Cabernet Sauvignon, great dark fruit, balanced by chocolate and hints of vanilla without overpowering tannins. By allowing the rich fruit to be the star, the firm tannin and wood components provide a gorgeous frame for this picture perfect Cabernet. The Dancing Bull Cabernet’s structured, dark fruit flavors and firm, deep mouthfeel make it a worthy sibling to our award winning, bold and spicy Zinfandel. A great complement to roast meats, rotisserie chicken or even burgers.