Tamber Bey's estate-grown Bordeaux-blend wine, Rabicano (pronounced Rab-i-kawno), is a masterful blend that exhibits the unique traits of the Deux Chevaux Vineyard, a strong core of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with the bolstering power of Petit Verdot and the aromatics of Cabernet Franc. Planted in 2002, This was Tamber Bey’s original blend that inspired three other blends: Sabino, Tovero and Vermejo.
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Dark plum in color with an aroma profile that delivers blackberry jam and a hint of baking spices, lavender and tobacco. Primary flavors are delivered with plush, medium palate weight. Notes of dark fruit, cranberry, plum, and cherry cobbler, intermingle with hints of forest floor, leather and slight minerality. The tannins are chalky and slightly textured. The finish evolves from spicy to smooth, with lingering cocoa powder and light acidity. This wine will age beautifully over time and allow the complexity of the varietals to integrate elegantly.
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc
The Deux Chevaux Vineyard is a
60-acre vineyard situated in the Yountville Appellation, northeast of the town of Yountville. The vineyard is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Chardonnay. Deux Chevaux is French for “two horses,” the namesake of Tamber Bey.
19 months in 65% new French oak and 35% neutral French oak