Dry Red Wine
Grindstone’s second wine to be released was our Cabernet Sauvignon. Everyone loves a great Cabernet on a special occasion, an evening out or even on a weeknight. We think you will be very pleased with our first stand alone varietal. Like our Cortina Red Blend, we are proud of the fact that all the grapes are grown on our ranch in the foothills of the Pacific Coast Range in Colusa County.
We thought highly of our Cabernet Sauvignon fruit in the Valley View Vineyard. The vineyard planted in 2000, is at its highest, 150 feet higher than the Chamisal Creek Vineyard. The name Valley View Vineyard speaks for itself. The fertile Sacramento Valley lays out below the vineyard. The Sutter Buttes, Mt. Lassen and even Mt. Shasta are visible from the top of the vineyard. Gravelly loam soils make the vines work to provide intense and balanced fruit.
The Grindstone Cabernet Sauvignon is that rich, balanced wine that you’ve been waiting to spend an evening with.
This full-bodied, cellar-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon emanates with penetrating bouquets of roses, lush black currant, and earthy, terroir notes that are fitting for the rich soil of Chamisal Creek. These effervescent aromas are but a prelude to elegant flavors of blackberry, espresso, vanilla, cassis and black pepper. Bursting with nuance and a dry yet delicate personality, this wine will only continue to get better with age.
Beef Tri-Tip, seasoned with garlic and thyme, accompanied by savory sweet potatoes, roasted bell peppers, and enjoyed with a mouthwatering chimichurri sauce.
Lamb Chops dusted with fresh rosemary leaves and a pinch of cayenne pepper, drizzled with a blackberry-black pepper sauce, and complemented by grilled asparagus and California-grown wild rice.
Mature Gouda and Cheddar cheeses with rounded taste and a sharp savory flavor. Blackberry Souffle with Molten Chocolate Filling.