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Winery: Von Strasser

Region: California - Napa Valley - Diamond Mountain District

Alcohol: 14.1%

Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Style: Red - Bold and Structured

Food Pairing: Beef, Lamb, Game (deer, venison), Mature and hard cheese, Poultry

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Winemaker Note & Critical Acclaim:

This wine offers aromas of dark fruit (blueberry and blackberry) and leather, with flavors of licorice, coffee, pomegranate and subtle earthy undertones. - Winemaker Note

About The Producer:

Rudy and Rita von Strasser set out looking for a vineyard property to make their home. Having already developed a deep passion and talent for producing Cabernet Sauvignon, Rudy was committed that the property must be in a microclimate blessed with the ability to grow and produce the finest red wines in Napa Valley; wines worthy to carry the von Strasser family name. Serendipitously, the old Roddis Estate Winery on Diamond Mountain had just been put on the market, and in the spring of 1990, the von Strasser label was born.
The history of the property reads like a who’s who of early California Cabernet History. After being denied a permit to turn his estate into a golf course, William Bounsall decided to subdivide his property, and in 1968 sold 1/3 of his property to Albert Brounstein. Canadian born, Al pioneered the modern decade of winemaking in this AVA by planting Cabernet Sauvignon in three distinct vineyard sites and bottling each separately under the name Diamond Creek Vineyards. The next year, 1969, Bounsall himself decided to get into the grape business and planted 2 acres to Cabernet Sauvignon with bud-wood from the famous Martha’s Vineyard. In 1978, Bill Roddis bought the Bonsall ranch and started Roddis Cellars. The wines were made by Andre Tcheistcheff, and in their days were considered by many to be the biggest wines made in the Napa Valley. In 1985, the winery was sold to the Gilby family (British gin), who used it as a corporate retreat. The vineyards, now totaling about 7 acres, were leased to Pine Ridge Winery, who bottled the grapes separately as their “Diamond Mountain” Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1990, Rudy and Rita von Strasser bought the property and began the fulfilling task of renovating and modernizing the estate and the vineyards to make the property one of the gems of Diamond Mountain.
The building that houses the winery is a historic barn that was built in the late 1880s. Through careful planning, it has been remodeled into a modern winemaking facility while retaining its working-ranch charm. To take full advantage of the hillside location and to better control the variables of winemaking, the von Strassers added caves to their property. Dug into the virgin hills, these caves retain an ideal climate for barrel aging, and an average temperature of 55 degrees and an average humidity of 80%.

Von Strasser Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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