En Garde 2016 Touché Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Steeped in four generations of Hungarian winemaking, En Garde offers a mix of old-world tradition and new-world innovation. En Garde’s owner/winemaker, Csaba Szakal, learned the trade firsthand from his father István, and grandfather Béla. However, rebelling against the family tradition, as a young man Csaba’s penchant for mathematics and economics led him to a career as a computer engineer. This brought him to Silicon Valley where he met his future wife, Sandra Scott. While still immersed in their “day jobs”, they began making their first few vintages together in their garage. After many awards and with the encouragement of their family and friends, Csaba and Sandy took the leap of faith and established En Garde Winery in 2007.
Csaba and Sandy are passionate about lifting up people in every walk of life and celebrating both our diversity as well as the bonds which unite us all.

En Garde’s owner/winemaker, Csaba Szakal

Vintage: 2016

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

64% Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon;
31% Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon;
5% Rutherford Petit Verdot

Appellation: Napa Valley

Aging: 19 months in French oak, 80% new.

Wine Enthusiast Rating: 98 pts

Tasting Notes
Lush, jammy and ripe, this wine opens in sanguine notes of currant, cassis and dark cherry-berry, with softened oak, sweet tannin and a lasting taste of mocha.

Winemaker Notes
En Garde’s acclaimed wines showcase the lush, fruit-forward style of California with the complexity and finesse of Europe. Old world meets new world in the bottle resulting in wine that is aromatic, silky and never boring!

Food Pairing Notes
Check out En Garde’s fun and informative cooking videos on their Facebook page for great ideas on pairing food with wine and enjoy a few good laughs as well. www.Facebook.com/EnGardeWinery

En Garde Wines
9077 Sonoma Highway
Kenwood, California 95452
Tel (707) 282-9216