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Dearden Wines – Little Giant Cabernet Sauvignon Lamonica

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The Facts

UPCs 2018 (750ml) - 8 79039 00385 2
Origins USA - CA > Napa County > Napa Valley
Appellation Napa Valley
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Cepage 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaking Pre-soaked, fermented for 30 days, lightly pressed into small French oak barrels.
Aging 30 months in 70% new French oak
Production 378 cases
Markets California, Texas

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The Character

Overall Rich & Opulent
Aromas Boysenberry, blueberry jam, black cherry, cassis, pomegranate, cardamom, wet river stone, vanilla
Mouthfeel Full & Mineral-driven
Tasting Notes It is rich, ripe and decadent with loads of boysenberry and blueberry jam, black cherry, cassis, pomegranate, cardamom, wet river stone, pencil shavings and roasted walnut and high-octane vanilla bean. On the palate, it has full fruit character with consistent blue and black fruits, grainy tannins and a long, lingering finish.
Selling Point Beautiful Napa Cab ready to enjoy or cellar for a decade+
Pairings Prime cuts of beef, rack of lamb, aged Pecorino cheese

The Story

The “Little Giant” on the label is our tribute to the Newfoundland breed. These dogs are sturdy, loyal little giants that have been bred as a working dog on the eastern seaboard. Legend has it that these dogs were brought to sea and used to pull sailors back to the ship if they fell overboard in storms. In addition, they were known to actually tow small ships to shore by putting the aft lines in their mouths and swimming. Their thick, double coat, webbed feet and muscular frame aid in these endeavors while swimming in the icy, Northern Atlantic waters. Cabernet Sauvignon is often thought of as being a little giant as well. Dark in color, and substantial in body, Cabernet is often a loyal dinner companion and is paired with full bodied dishes. Newfoundlands and Cabernet are two passions of owner/winemaker Chris Dearden. He has lived and produced fine wines in Napa Valley since 1986. A trained enologist from UC Davis, with an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, Dearden has pursued single vineyard wines for several Napa Valley clients and beginning in 2005, for his own Deardenwines labels. His Cabernets, Chardonnays and Italian varietals have garnered both critical and consumer acclaim since 1995. Chris lives in Napa with his wife, two children, and two Newfoundlands.
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About Dearden Wines

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Chris Dearden has been crafting fine wines in Napa Valley for over 25 years. Wine has been a part of his family life since childhood, where it was served regularly at dinner as a celebration of everyday meals. The third generation Californian was born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley town of Porterville and always had an aptitude and love for agriculture and life sciences.


Brand Story

Chris Dearden has been crafting fine wines in Napa Valley for over 25 years. Wine has been a part of his family life since childhood, where it was served regularly at dinner as a celebration of everyday meals. The third generation Californian was born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley town of Porterville and always had an aptitude and love for agriculture and life sciences.

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