Maitre de Chai - Cabernet Sauvignon Massa Vineyard (Carmel Valley) 2019 (13.3% ABV) 750ml
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Impeccable sourcing and using fun food metaphors (like picking their grapes al dente) is why we love the two chefs and friends behind Maître-de-Chai.
Certified Organic (vines planted 1969) own rooted & dry irrigation
sandy loam and granite soils
stem inclusion, fermented out in the sunshine, matured 15 months in neutral barrel
1,500 ft above Carmel Valley (Monterey County)
Ready now (with a 45 minute decant) or for years to come.
Very suave & elegant expression of Cab with notes of pomegranate, plum, black pepper, chopped herbs, bright currants, nectarine pits - all atop a well-executed structure of fine tannins and zesty acidity. 20 barrels produced.