Consistently brutal, rigorous selection of fermentation lots for our Cabernet Sauvignon bottlings led to the creation of this zippy, red-fruited wine. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Scherrer Vineyard that surprisingly would have brought discord and loss of focus if blended into the Scherrer Vineyard designate, or the spring released Alexander Valley bottling. Way, way too good for the bulk market, we decided to bottle this separately and offer it at a guilt-free price for the frugal hedonist. In order to avoid confusion with the other two bottlings of Cabernet it was nominally declassified to a ‘Vin Rouge’ (red wine). But it is much more than just red. I see this becoming our house red this summer, during barbecue season. Like our other bottlings of this variety, this should be very interesting in a blind tasting with ‘fancy’ Cabernets . . . even in the winter.