Bieler Family Born To Run Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
In 2005, the Bieler family sold Chateau Routas and established Bieler Père et Fils to focus solely on Dry Rosé in Provence. After a big success with that winery, the Bieler Family turned their attention to the U.S. and wanted to make wines from both Washington State and California. 'Born to Run' was born from 10+ years of experience crafting American wines, and is a blend of 50% Columbia Valley fruit and 50% Lodi California fruit -- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. We tasted and loved its big, juicy, rich personality. The forward, soft, jammy California fruit is complemented by the dark, structured, brooding Washington State fruit.
'Part of the fun for me is making a wine that’s a little unexpected. A wine that’s equal parts edgy and traditional. It’s about phenomenal fruit and thoughtful winemaking, driven by the desire to craft wines with soul. To pull it off, I team up with like-minded winemakers who bring a sort of kinetic energy to the hard-won journey that begins in the vineyard and ends in the glass. People like venerable Washington State winemaker, Charles Smith. Comrades like Joel Gott and Roger Scommegna, who share my spirit of adventure. Together, we make the kind of wine we love to drink.' Charles Bieler
When he was 22 Charles Bieler dropped out of school, painted a 1965 Cadillac Deville pink, and drove it straight into a wine industry he knew nothing about. For two years he lived out of his Caddy, touring the country and selling his father's Rosé out of the trunk. Over 20 years later and he still runs on that same passion and hustle. So grab a bottle and get in! Put the top down. And never look back...
Wine SpectatorUser-friendly and slightly sweet, with ripe cherry and toasty oak flavors. Drink now.