Born from a love of horses, Leaping Horse is aptly named. The Kautz family have been involved in many generations of riders and are passionate about their equine friends and partners. From an artist rendition to today’s look, Leaping Horse is about unpretentious and contemporary wine styles.
The Kautz family has been promoting and working with sustainable viticulture for over 35 years. Crop reduction, leaf removal, organic materials and drip irrigation are used throughout the vineyards to improve the quality and intensity of flavors. Cover crops, which attract beneficial insects are also employed. In addition, owl boxes and wood duck boxes are placed around the vineyards and ponds helping to preserve the surrounding habitats. This Cabernet Sauvignon comes from soils that are sandy loam and well-drained allowing the wonderful ripeness come through to the grapes.
The Leaping Horse Cabernet Sauvignon is a luscious Cabernet with deep red-purple hues and flavors of black currant and cherry with hints of blueberry jam, eucalyptus and mint with lovely vanilla and coffee notes. It is smooth, rich and deliciously enjoyable.
Ideal for hearty stews, beef soups, grilled or barbecued red meats, pasta dishes with tomato-based sauces, strong cheeses or grilled chicken. It is also fabulous with a rich chocolate dessert.
Wine Enthusiast, Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 “Best Buy” (May 2017)
- This is one of the most popular wines from California.
- This wine is difficult to find.
- In the more affordable category for red wines from California.