Swagger [swag-er] noun 1. Confidence, pride 2. A bold, or arrogant strut 3. A prideful boasting or bragging.
Swagger is an expression of the pride that we have in our work, in every decision and every implementation. This is what sets us apart and makes the difference between average and exceptional. The fruit that is selected to go into Swagger is always an expression of its namesake and is proudly selected by us to be included in this bottling.
Swagger is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the Eagle Summit Vineyard, clones 4 and 7 and the Redhead Vineyard, clone 685 by Thomas Brown. We use 100% French oak barrels, 80% new from Taransaud, Darnajou and Hermitage.
The first thing that stands out in the 2016 Swagger is the intense dark color - evidence of the complexity, richness and density of this wine. On the nose are aromas of dark chocolate, tobacco, black fruits and cola. Smooth and complete on the palate, the essence of blueberry mingles with rich cacao, blackcurrants and licorice. The finish is long with velvety, integrated tannins.