This delightful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec was inspired by our love for Paso Robles Malbec. Here at Opolo, we tamed a big beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon with lots of rich and creamy Malbec to make an absolutely elegant wine that is sure to deliver now and for years to come. Soft tannins and a beautiful bouquet of fruit, complemented by aging in both French and American oak barrels, have created a wine with immediate appeal.
||Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
||Drink now, will continue to improve with cellaring
Opens with chocolate covered cherries and dried cranberries framed by subtle hints of tobacco, mint and leather. Rich flavors of black cherry and tea are surrounded by firm tannins in the mid palate and lead to a long satisfying finish.
California Commercial Wine Competition 2016, Double Gold, 98pts
The 2012 vintage began as normal with cold winter months followed by a warm spring. The summer months were hot with just enough cool spikes to allow for extended hang time thus producing grapes of utmost maturity, outstanding quality, and rich concentrated flavors.
The grapes were handpicked early in the morning and gently de-stemmed into stainless steel fermentation vessels. After fifteen to twenty days of fermentation, the must was gently pressed and aged in oak for 18 months.
Pair with prime rib or braised short ribs.