2012-Trinite Estate Acaibo
Acaibo is a project by the Lurton family who are the ex-owners of Chateau Margaux. They continue to manage Chateau Cheval Blanc, Chateau d’Yquem et al. This Sonoma property focuses on classic Bordeaux traditions that express the soil as much as the fruit character. The blend consists of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 53% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc (providing a floral and dusty component.) Exquisitely harmonious and complex rather than huge, it pairs best with elegant beef or lamb dishes with mild seasoning. Requires 60+ minutes of decanting! Very exclusive. Compared to other California wines of this caliber the price is a relative bargain.