2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
2013 cabernet sauvignon
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon was our very first release, and with it started our Serrano story! This Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with 13% Petit Verdot and 8% Cabernet Franc to add complexity, unique flavors, and round out the tannins.
When the idea for the Cab first came about, Sarah was hesitant because at the time, she didn't like too many Cabs. She was still getting the acquired taste for wine and the big tannic Cabs were unenjoyable for her. So she and Brice had a goal for this Cab: It needed to be something Sarah could drink (approachable) while retaining big fruit, tannin, and complexity. They wanted the perfect balance; something experienced wine drinkers would appreciate, and new wine drinkers could also enjoy.
Blending this wine took a few tries, but eventually they were pleased with the additions of Cab Franc and Petit Verdot. The Cab Franc provided a little spice that Brice wanted in the wine, and the Petit Verdot added some smooth caramel that Sarah was looking for.
This Cabernet won a gold medal at the Central Coast Wine Competition. It placed 2nd in the most-entered category, beating out over 40 other Cabernets in the area.