Printmaking and winemaking have a lot in common. Both take a combination of artistry, skill, and a drive for perfection. In both, a lot can go wrong, but real artisans turn out works worthy of our notice. Print Shop Cellars honors the hard work that goes into artistry of all types. In the Grapheme Cabernet Sauvignon, there are opulent notes of dark fruit that sit next to subtle tastes of herb. It’s a fantastic choice for pairing. We love the way that the bright fruit and earthy herbs pair with meats. Try pairing the Grapheme with an herbed pork tenderloin or barbecued chicken wings.
There aren’t many wine regions in the world more diverse than California. The warm days and cool nights are perfect for producing concentrated and expressive grapes over the long growing season. With vineyards on the sea-swept Central Coast; the mountainous, jagged terrain of Northern California; and the storied plots of Napa, winemakers can be exacting in choosing the specific climate and terroir they are looking for when making their wines. Featuring nutrient-rich soils and scores of different microclimates, California is a gift to ambitious winemakers.
Modest ripeness at harvest ensures varietal expression of dark fruits and herbs, lively acid and ripe yet textured tannins. Warm fermentation allows deep color extraction, elevage in French oak adds clove and nutmeg notes.