Best tasted with friends and family. Follow the 5-S framework.
First, See the color. Hold the wine glass at an angle in order to see the colors. Roubaix appears as a deep red color.
Next, Swirl it around. Notice the think viscous streaks (called legs or tears)down the inside of the glass when swirled. Now it’s time to Sniff the wine. The “nose” of a wine – its bouquet or aroma – is the major determinate of perceived flavor in the mouth.
Now it’s time to take a Sip. Hold the wine in your mouth for 3-5 seconds letting it coat the surface. Once inside the mouth, the aromatics are further liberated by exposure to body heat, and transferred retronasally to the olfactory receptor site. It is here that the complex taste of Roubaix can be experienced.
Lastly, be sure to Savor the experience.
A near-perfect growing season
The near-perfect 2016 growing season started early, we had ideal weather conditions throughout the season and we were able to wrap up harvest before the first significant rain on October 14. July and August were mild and steady leading way to consistent warm days at the end of the growing season, the vineyard was able to progress to perfect ripeness.
The 2016 Roubaix Vineyards is a pure expression of Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a dark opulent and voluptuous wine. Low yields and ideal ripening conditions contributed to the depth of flavors and aroma.
Aromas of blackberry, raspberry and cranberry, are complemented by mocha, tobacco, fennel, and delicate cedar.
The palate has flavors of dark fruits which include blackberry, blueberry and cherry. The fruit is complemented with sweet wood spice and fine tannins from the extended time aging in barrel.
The 2016 Roubaix will develop and evolve for many years to come.
Food Pairing Notes
A tasty steak, beef short ribs + other braised beef dishes, an artisanal burger, roasted or grilled lamb, cheddar, gouda, and other cheeses.