May 2017 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 11

WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB • 1-800-949-9463
WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB SELECT ION
Paul
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Rating:
NOSE
PALATE
CELLAR
PAIRING
COLOR
FINISH
The Santa Ynez Valley, located 30 miles
northwest of Santa Barbara, is part of Cal-
ifornia’s tremendous Central Coast appel-
lation and is home to over 100 wineries.
The west end of this 40-mile-long valley is
defined by the cool coastal influences of
the Pacific Ocean where Pinot Noir and
Chardonnay thrive. But as you move in-
land, temperatures increase and elevations
rise, resulting in conditions that are ideal
for growing world-class Syrah and Caber-
net Sauvignon.
Founded in 1988, Central Coast Wine
Services is located in the Santa Barbara
County township of Santa Maria. CCWS
is an impressive operation—with enough
stainless steel tanks to hold two million
gallons of wine and space to store over
10,000 barrels—that specializes in wine-
making projects, both large and small. An
example of the latter, this Freemont Cab-
ernet Sauvignon was hand-crafted by Chris
Brown. He brought to bear a degree in
Enology & Viticulture fromCal State Fresno
and 15 years of winemaking experience.
The fruit, sourced from various vineyard
sites scattered across the hilly terrain of the
eastern Santa Ynez Valley, was harvested
at night, cold soaked and fermented in a
relatively cool, 10-day fermentation. The
wine was then pressed into French oak
barrels where it rested for nine months be-
fore bottling.
A food-worthy crowd pleaser from the
2013 vintage, this wine features well-pro-
portioned layers of black currant and ripe,
dark cherry, which are enhanced by nu-
ances of cedar, vanilla, dried herbs and
assorted baking spices. Delivering both
density and finesse, it finishes with appro-
priate acidity and a pleasing tannin struc-
ture. At the table, full-flavoredmeat dishes,
like roasted leg of lamb or grilled beef
steaks, will play to its youthful exuberance.
ITEM #:
L0517R1DC
Retail Price: $25.99/each
Member Price: $22 . 48 / each
Reorder Price: $15.99/each
FREEMONT
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013
Currant, Black Cherry
Youthful, Exuberant
Now through 2020
Red Meat
Deep Ruby,
Purple-Tinged
Warm, Tannins
Region: Santa Ynez Valley, California • Alcohol: 13.9%
1...,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20
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