In the glass, this wine is a deep ruby red. Aromas of lilac, blueberry, blackberry jam, buttery pie crust and leather carry over onto a lush, balanced palate supported by supple tannins. Notes of graphite shavings, roasted walnuts, baking spice and a hint of dark chocolate show up on the powerful finish.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Rancho Chimiles,
Introduced with the 2004 vintage, Pièce de Résistance has since been discreetly sold to Pahlmeyer’s allocation list.Read More
- Kale Anderson
- September 10 to October 3, 2014
- August 15, 2016
- October 1, 2018
After harvest in the cool morning hours, the grape clusters were hand-sorted, gently destemmed and delivered as whole berries into open-top fermenters for five days of natural cold maceration and two to three weeks of 100% native yeast fermentation. 54% of the fruit was puncheon-fermented to intensify the extraction of aroma, flavor and color. The fruit was gently pressed and transferred to barrels, where the wine finished primary and secondary fermentations. The wine continued to age in 100% new Taransaud French oak barrels for 22 months. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered.