The term “Mossback” is an old expression for farmers, folks connected to their roots and to the land. The Giguiere family has a storied tradition of farming in the Dunnigan Hills, northeast of San Francisco, which is why we hold farmers in such high regard. The Mossback label is a nod to these renowned farmers of the Russian River Valley and California’s cool coastal regions, whose hard work and expertise shine through in these wines.
Tasting Notes: The aromas of the 2015 Mossback Cabernet Sauvignon are an enticing mix of dusty berries, currants, leather and cigar box. The lush “mouth feel” reveals layered flavors of cassis, black licorice and vanilla. The firm, full tannins lead to a silky finish. This is a rich, round, dense Cabernet that will age gracefully for several years.
Pairings: Pair with a big ribeye steak or a peppercorn-crusted filet mignon.
2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition – GOLD