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Dearden Wines – Little Giant Cabernet Sauvignon Lamonica

United States
California
Wine
Red

The Facts

Origins United States > California

Appellation Napa Valley

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon

Cepage 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaking Pre-soaked, fermented for 22 days, lightly pressed into small French oak barrels.

Aging 21mo in small French oak barrels

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The Character

Tasting Notes It has a rich, cherry, raspberry nose and is accentuated by clove, allspice and vanilla. There is a distinct minerality to the wine and a generous and opulent fruit character on the palate. It will pair well with London Broil, leg of lamb, portobello mushroom pasta and Wm. Cofield Cheddar Cheese. It will age well for 5-8 years and will improve in the near term with aeration or decanting. Optimum cellaring until 2024.

Overall Rich & Opulent

Mouthfeel Full & Mineral-driven

Aromas Cherry, raspberry, baking spices

Pairings Pairs well with London Broil, leg of lamb, mushroom pasta

The Story

The “Little Giant” on the label is a 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 pairing 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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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.

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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