What do we mean when we talk about a "balanced" wine? Balance is used to describe wines where the fruits, tannins, alcohol, and acidity are working in harmony and not overwhelming any part of your palate. Everyone has tried a wine that is too tannic or too sugary. They aren’t very good! The Devil’s Advocate 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon isn’t like those bad bottles. It’s elegant, with espresso notes playing off of raspberry and dark cherry, and it maintains just the right amount of tannins to leave you wanting more. This wine is juicy without being too heavy. The Devil's Advocate is the definition of a balanced wine that can, and should, be enjoyed again and again.
And it is a hit with the judges—it took home a silver medal at the 2018 New World International Wine Competition and the 2018 Monterey International Wine Competition!
For each wine, Devil's Advocate selects grapes from the unique California soils best suited for each varietal. Winemaking is a treasure hunt searching all of CA from the coastal vineyards of the Central Coast to the mountainous jagged coastline of northern California - this Cabernet takes into account the best that the Golden State has to offer by focusing on grapes that were grown close to the Pacific Ocean for their natural richness.
This balanced bottle is a great blend of dark red fruit and espresso that benefit from mild tannins and just the right amount of acidity. We think that it is good on its own or with a meal. Try pairing it with dark chocolate to accentuate the espresso and raspberry notes.