NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Maeve Pesquera, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar's Director of Wine and Hall Winery President Mike Reynolds, announced today the release of Fleming's newest boutique private label wine – Forty-Six Diamonds 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Forty-Six Diamonds 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is collaboration between Fleming's Wine Director and Hall's Director of Winemaking Steve Leveque and assistant winemaker Megan Gunderson, and is now available in each of Fleming's 64 restaurants across the U.S. This limited edition premium boutique wine is produced exclusively with Hall's estate grown grapes from its vineyards in Napa Valley. Quantities are extremely limited and prior allotments have sold out quickly.
This year's Forty-Six Diamonds is a Bordeaux-style blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot that are sourced from the Hardester Ranch Vineyard in Napa's Pope Valley located just beyond Howell Mountain, a few miles northeast of Hall's state-of-the-art winemaking facility in Rutherford. An additional 12% each of Merlot and Syrah come from Hall's Napa River Ranch Vineyard that straddles the famous Oak Knoll and Yountville AVAs.
Says winemaker Leveque, "This velvety Cab blend has rich and opulent aromas of black cherry, spice and toasty oak. The full red fruit palate is vivid and focused and gives way to supple tannins and a long, balanced finish."
Beginning with the 2004 vintage, Fleming's Director of Wine has annually collaborated with some of the world's leading wineries and winemakers to create the limited-edition, private label Forty-Six Diamonds and to make each vintage truly one of a kind. The goal every year is to make food friendly, harmonious wines that reveal their distinctive origins.
"Forty-Six Diamonds represents our commitment to create a unique and memorable wine experience for every Fleming's guest," says Pesquera. "It was a joy to work so closely with Hall winemakers Steve and Megan for this year's release. I truly love all our limited edition Forty-Six Diamonds wines, but this Napa Valley Cabernet may be our best yet."
Past wineries and winemakers have included Michael and Rob Mondavi, Jr. of the famed Napa family, proprietor John Komen and winemaker Ken Deis of Flora Springs, Georges and Franck Duboef of Beaujolais, Axel and Walter Schug of Schug Winery, and Salvatore Ferragamo and Nicolo D'Afflitto of Super Tuscan Il Borro Winery in Italy.
About Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
The nationally acclaimed Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar offers the best in steakhouse dining – Prime meats and chops, fresh fish and poultry, generous salads and side orders—with a unique wine list known as the "Fleming's 100" that features 100 wines served by the glass. Successful restaurant industry veterans Paul Fleming and Bill Allen launched Fleming's in Newport Beach, California in 1998. Today there are 64 restaurants nationwide. Fleming's is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including Wine Enthusiast's annual Awards of Distinction and Wine Spectator's annual Awards of Excellence. For more information, please visit FlemingsSteakhouse.com.
About Hall Winery
In 2005, Craig and Kathryn Hall unveiled a state-of-the-art winery amid the legendary Sacrashe Vineyard in the hills of Rutherford that is dedicated to making single vineyard and limited-production wines. HALL's estate vineyards encompass more than five hundred acres of classic Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc. As winegrowers, the Halls have a strong respect for the environment and a commitment to cutting-edge vineyard technology to yield the highest quality grapes.
SOURCE Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar