Spann Vineyards

2014 Cross Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Availablity

8 in stock

Price:
$65.00
Availablity

8 in stock

Appearance medium garnet
Aromas cassis, black cherry, wood ash, licorice, black truffle, eucalyptus
Palate rustic and elegant with dark cherry, English Breakfast Tea, black olive, barnyard and silky tannins
Food Pairing Suggestions
Hearty dishes like lamb, beef, pork, sausage, grilled meats, stews and game will all pair beautifully with this wine. Dishes with black olives, black pepper, pungent herbs, and mushrooms will also complement nicely. Hard cheeses and salami make a perfect accompaniment as well. For dessert, serve with dark chocolate to highlight the flavors of the wine.
Composition

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region

Moon Mountain District of Sonoma County, CA


Production
74 cases
Alcohol
14.8%
Aging Potential
Enjoy through 2029 or beyond
About The Vineyard

The gently sloping vineyard is at the top of the Mayacamas Mountains at 2,200 feet of elevation and has a perfect southwest exposure and well drained red volcanic soil.


Winemaker Notes

– The grapes from this vineyard are used in our Cabernet Sauvignon Mayacamas Range blend every year. In great vintages we choose a few of the best barrels for a single vineyard bottling and 2014 was one of those years when the fruit was perfectly ripe and perfectly balanced.


– Fermented in open top bins, hand punched down and foot trodden. Full malolactic fermentation was completed in 59 gallon oak barrels.


– Aged in 100% new, medium toast 59 gallon French oak barrels barrels for 30 months, then bottle aged for six months prior to release.


Winemaker:

Betsy Spann

About the Winemaker:

Betsy’s love of wine was fostered by a move to Bordeaux with her family in 1975 where she explored the wines and cheeses of southwestern France.  After returning to California to attend college she went to work in a small wine shop where her interest grew and she opened her own boutique wine store. She then sold the shop and moved to Dry Creek Valley where she helped with the startup of Lake Sonoma Winery, working both in the vineyards and in wine production.

Betsy’s continued interest in European wines led her to Dallas, Texas to join the fine wine team of a large importing company.  This is where she met Peter, who charmed her with a keen sense of wine and an amazing wine cellar.  They fell in love, and married on one condition: that they would ultimately move back to her beloved California.  When they moved they decided to buy a vineyard and sell the grapes but when it came time to do so they decided to take the plunge and make their own wines instead.

Their experience with the wines of great producers around the world over the past 40 years has been invaluable. Peter and Betsy take the best ideas and techniques they’ve learned from European and California winemakers and apply them to their own wines.

They strive to create food-friendly, unique wines that are memorable and blend seamlessly into the occasion. Memorable in their purity, authenticity, distinctiveness, and enjoyment, seamless in how they integrate into the setting, whether it be with friends on the patio or accompanying a formal dinner. Whatever the time or place, Spann Vineyards will linger pleasurably on your palate and in your memory.

 

 

About the Winery
Spann Vineyards
Nestled among the majestic coastal redwoods of the Mayacamas Mountains, the steeply terraced mountainside vineyard yields small amounts of richly flavored Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Sangiovese grapes. From this and select cool-climate vineyards throughout Sonoma County, Betsy and Peter Spann craft very limited quantities of European-style blended wines, strongly influenced by their admiration of Bordeaux, the Rhone Valley and Tuscany.
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