The 2017 Dixie & Bass was our maiden voyage. Sailing under the flag of Red Mountain, celebrated for its reds — especially Cabernet Sauvignon — might have been intimidating had the wine not lived up to the well-earned reputation of the region. Fortunately, this first vintage does indeed have the structure and taste of the deep red and black fruit expected of this varietal. We encourage you to pop open a bottle and share it with friends and family.
BASS: Share it with friends and family? But it's from Red Mountain! DIXIE: Are you saying you'd just keep it all for yourself? BASS: Red Mountain wines are like red Ferrari automobiles. And if I had one — which I don't — would I let my friends drive it? DIXIE: You won't let your friends drive your '76 Gremlin. BASS: I'd let you drive it. DIXIE: I'd rather walk.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain. Tank fermented then barrel aged for 22 months in French Oak.
The 2017 Dixie & Bass Cabernet Sauvignon presents black cherry and dried savory herbal notes, including subtle hints of mocha on the nose. With well-rounded tannins, the wine is medium bodied and finishes smooth. It pairs beautifully with anything from duck or venison to simple meatballs or a grilled steak.
BASS: Duck or venison? DIXIE: Yep, it's perfect with game. BASS: Wild boar? DIXIE: Like they were made for each other. BASS: Rattle snake? DIXIE: Are you serious? BASS: Tasmanian devil? Road runner? DIXIE: Yes on all counts, Elmer Fudd.