2016 Estrada Creek Cabernet Sauvignon
$17.90 btl / $214.80 cs (case of 12 x 750ml)
It’s not an easy task to find that perfect everyday red wine that’s ready to drink now, not going to break the bank, will go with everything and will suit many palates. Enter Estrada Creek, a small winery with large ambitions that has generated considerable attention for its stylish wines.
The 2016 Estrada Creek Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from vineyards within the Lodi AVA selected for their fruit quality and firm tannins. Lodi is ideally situated between the Sierra Nevada foothills and the San Francisco Bay. Warm days and cool evening breezes create a uniquely Mediterranean climate perfectly suited to cultivate delicious Cabernet Sauvignon. This medium-bodied Cabernet is aged in small oak barrels for 12 months, adding complexity. It has a deep ruby color with focused currant, blackberry, and cracked pepper spice. The wine finishes with sweet smoke and a hint of vanilla. This is a Cabernet of superb value that has broad appeal!
Developed by long time wine executive Brent Shortridge and veteran winemaker Philip Zorn, Estrada Creek has the luxury of drawing on top vineyard sources in some of California’s best growing regions, yielding balanced wines with bright fruit with a long finish at affordable prices. The Estrada Creek wine making style leans toward emphasizing balance and expressive fruit flavors, rather than sweetness or excessive oak and the result is a very accessible, flavorful wine that appeals to experienced wine drinkers and neophytes alike. The broad appeal of Estrada Creek wines is credited to their full middle palate, which maximizes the fruit character of the wines.
Price: Case of 12 at $214.80 ($17.90 per bottle)
Drink: Now or over the next 4 years
Blend/Body: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, medium-body
Food Pairing: Red meats, grilled poultry, cold water salmon