2013 Pleinair Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Pleinair presents Laura’s interpretation of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The name refers to the French painters’ method of painting outdoors (en plein air), which developed around the same time as Napa’s first European-style vineyards in the 1800s. Laura blends fruit from vineyards with diverse soil types to bring complexity and depth to the finished wine, which shows rich black fruit, spice and floral notes with a firm tannin structure and balanced acidity.
"A combination of red-black wild berries with sweet toffee, cacao and cedar aromas precede elegant notes of forest floor (herbs de provence) and smashed rocks, graphite. Silky, well balanced round mouth-feel with a mineral background and ample elegant tannins. Nice and balanced with natural acidity that promises many years to enjoy."
- Winemaker Laura Díaz Muñoz
Saffron and fennel are the aromatic high notes in this succulent braised chicken dish. Serve with steamed rice to soak up the flavorful sauce. The Galerie Pleinair Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has the abundant fruit and lively acidity needed to complement the chicken’s highly seasoned tomato sauce.