|Oak Treatment||French oak|
|Total Varietal Composition %||85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Charbono, 5% Zinfandel, and 5% Petite Sirah|
Meet the Teeter-Totter Cabernet Sauvignon made by one of the emerging Napa Valley stars, Benoit Touquette.
Benoit Touquette was hailed as one of the best winemakers in the world. Benoit was born in Lyon, France and educated at the University of Bordeaux. He worked at numerous French wineries before getting a job in Napa Valley with Andy Erickson, founder of Realm. He has consulted for many wineries such as Screaming Eagle, Ovid and Arietta in the past. Benoit currently is the winemaker for Realm Cellars, Hartwell, and Kata, as well as several other labels. He is also the founder of Fait-Main (which translates to “handmade”) and Teeter-Totter.
The idea behind Teeter-Totter was to produce a great wine at a great price and to explore the playful side of wine, hence the label of the mouse lifting the elephant. The wine is balanced and graceful. It is designed to be enjoyed upon release, but also has the ability to age.
This bottle of Teeter-Totter was one of his productions, which was well loved by all his fans. Each vintage of Teeter-Totter Cabernet Sauvignon is composed of different blends. The 2018 vintage is blended with 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Charbono, 5% Zinfandel, and 5% Petite Sirah. Teeter-Totter Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is creamy, powerful, and boasting with fresh aromas. Its structure is soft and velvety, with notes of vanilla, thyme, French lavender, and dark berries. There are only 4000 cases produced!