Gabriel is an elegant wine made in the style of Bordeaux; and this older vintage brings added complexity and earthiness. It has rounded tannins, and persistent acidity on a very long finish. Its complex red fruits are indicative of red cherries, strawberries, coffee, chocolate and toasted bread. It exhibits spice notes from the 11 months aging in French & American oak barrels.
Cuisine: Gabriel goes great with grilled reds meats, roasted chicken, various cheeses.
In 1997 Tru (originally from the Netherlands) and Donald Miller bought the lands that would become Adobe Guadalupe. In 1998 they plant 20 hectares of vineyards where they grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Viognier, Syrah, Cinsault, Malbec, Mourvèdre and Grenache. The vines were first harvested for vinification in the 2001 with a total production of around 500 cases. That has grown to an annual production of approximately 9,000 cases.
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