RARECAT Cabernet Sauvignon
Old Toll Hillside VIneyard
The passion for elegant, beautifully balanced wines started 30 years ago at Chateau Haut Brion in Bordeaux and lead to a dream of making fine wine. When you open RARECAT Old Toll Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon, you are tasting 30 years of passion. This wine is the first vintage after decades of careful and rigorous vineyard management which started when we bought a hillside property in Calistoga for its Southern exposure, rocky - volcanic soils and windy afternoons. We planted 6 clones of Cabernet Sauvignon along with Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. 2009 was a great vintage but it was the tough hillside growing conditions that made this wine truly unique - the small berries yielding complexity and structure yet with soft and integrated tannins. This wine has a freshness with notes of black chocolate, anise, toffee, red cherries, and mint. The Old Toll's beauty lies in its elegant balance. RARECAT Old Toll Hillside Cabernet can be cellared for 25+ years.
When you open RARECAT Old Toll Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon, you are tasting 30 years of passion.