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2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
"Jazzy" by Rachel Welch
This is our inagural "Artist Series" wine release. This is the first in a series of Idyllwild artist-inspired labels, part of the proceeds from all sales of this bottling will be going to support the Art Alliance of Idyllwild.
The "Deer Sightings" project is Idyllwild's first large-scale installation art project that placed 22 life-size and life-like deer painted by local artists around our town of Idyllwild, California. You can read more about the project in our Summer 2014 Newsletter.
This is label-art design winner Rachel Welch's deer she painted named "Jazzy". Idyllwild is home to many talented musicians and offers a number of performance venues for local and visiting artists. One of the most popular events is the annual “Jazz in the Pines” held at the Idyllwild Arts Academy to raise scholarship funds for the nationally recognized boarding high school. Other musical events include concerts by the talented Idyllwild Master Chorale and the always fun, always free Idyllwild Summer Concerts series.
This medium-bodied Cab Sauv is bright and juicy … or, as one of our friends exclaimed, “It’s a happy wine!” It starts with an abundance of dark fruit aromas like blackberries, black cherries and blueberries along with a hint of baking spice. Let it open up a bit, and ripe red berry fruits pop out. With a silky smoothness and just the right amount of bite, this very approachable Cab Sauv is poised between richness and restraint. It’s a perfect match for beef or lamb dishes, especially when accompanied by earthy foods like root vegetables, olives, mushrooms and red bell peppers. Cap the meal with a bowl of berries topped with a dark chocolate sauce, and you’ve got a winner!