2012 Cerridwen Abouriou "Moonlight Sonata", Russian River Valley
"Ifa glass of wine could tell a story..."
With a scant half acre of ancient 130-year-old heirloom Abouriou vines remaining in Sonoma's Russian River Valley, this extremely limited edition Moonlight Sonata is a rare opportunity to own a piece of wine history captured in a bottle.
Unique and exquisite, the Moonlight Sonata pairs phenomenally well with a vast array of cuisine including rib eye steaks with porcini mushroom sauce, duck cassoulet, barbecued short ribs, panko-encrusted pork chops, and wood oven pizza with smoked mozzarella and basil.
With its ample, intense fruit and firm yet rounded tannins, this wine is thoroughly delightful to drink now and will age beautifully for decades to come, gaining increasing character and dimensionality with the passage of time.
Tasting Notes: Intensely hued, with heady aromas of cranberry, blackberry, graphite, and cedar box, the flavors unfold in layer upon layer of deep black cherry, pomegranate, caramel and cassis with hints of cinnamon spice, tobacco and saddle leather. The finish is long, lingering and exquisitely memorable. Enjoy!