Opaque core with magenta/violet rim, this 2017 [redacted]-derived Cabernet Sauvignon leaps from the glass with an amalgam of chaparral, blackberry, black currant, rocky loam and graphite. Sappy, ripe black fruit mingles energetically with [redacted] classic dusty hillside tannins in a long finish echoing blackberry, licorice and tobacco. An archetype of the vintage (with no smoke taint), this sexy, ephemeral, hillside Cabernet front-lines for around $90/bottle at the winery. A steal at $15/bottle.
Check-in tasting 6.23.21 - sourced from the legendary Stagecoach Vineyard. Those of you lucky enough to have purchased this should be thrilled…I think this will go down as one of the best wine deals of all time. The aromas are dense and huge and just starting to complex. Humongous fruit on the palate is mitigated by even more potent mountain structure. Decant for couple hours prior or 24-hour decant.
96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petite Verdot. 60% new French oak and 15.2% alc. Bottled June 8th, 2020