2010 Ashley's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
In 1932 Henry and Phil Engelman bought a small plot of land on the west side of Fresno. Two years later he planted its first vineyard. In 2000 the same year that my niece Ashley was born, the vineyard was removed and its second vineyard was planted to premium wine grapes for exclusive use in Engelmann Cellars wines.
The sandy, rocky soil puts extreme stress on the vines, which helps develop intense varietal character. This wine displays bright cherry, and plum, with hints of smoky oak. Pair with a big rib eye steak, tri-tip, or a premium cigar on poker night.
(Jun 2, 2011 at 8:54 PM)