Broc Cellars - 'The Perfect Red' - Cabernet Sauvignon - CA - 2021
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Chewy red fruits and a touch of soft herbs with a medium-to-full body, it really is the perfect California red for just about any occasion.
Most of the Cabernet is destemmed, with a small amount left as whole clusters to line the bottom of the tank. Fermented spontaneously and pressed off the skins early to minimize the tannins, though there is still some good structure here. The Carignan , fermented carbonically to add freshness, is blended in right before bottling.
We love day drinking glouglou as much as anyone else (or maybe slightly more) but sometimes you need to sit down and drink a bottle of wine with a proper dinner at home on any given weeknight. Something fresh and crunchy, but with a bit more structure. Nothing too fancy mind you: think hanger steak and green salad rather than dry-aged beef and lobster tails.
The original Perfect Red came from a happy accident in one of Michel Théron’s (Clos du Jaugueyron) vineyards and led to a Clairet-style bottling dubbed ‘Le Rouge Parfait’ in 2018. With this kind of Tuesday night drinking in mind, we decided to keep bottling Perfect Reds as we came across them, first in Chris Brockway’s Berkeley cellar and later in the Douro at Mateus Nicolau De Almeida’s.
As with all of our wines, rest assured that these are all made with organic fruit, fermented with native yeasts, and have little to no added sulfur, just the way we like them. So, here's to natty wine not always being iridescent, steak wine not always being expensive, and to always having The Perfect Red for any occasion.
-Selection Massale -Importer/Distributor