$40+/bottle under the original label
Raised at 800 ft. of elevation on the gravelly hillside of the Cooper-Garrod vineyard (vineyard source, however not the producer), Lot 393 is classic mountain juice with wild, pretty aromatics, potent-but-elegant structure, and fantastic complexity weighing in at 14.2% alc.
Normally $40+/bottle from the source tasting room, with the 2019 vintage scoring 93-points from James Suckling (no 2020 was produced), we're offering the exceptional '21 vintage for $24/bottle.
This is a bowlful of pleasure with tremendous energy, verve, and another decade of delicious drinking pleasure.
Fresh, charming and super pretty blue nose with a core of plum, violets, cracked black pepper, and sweet tobacco accented by red fruits throughout. The entry is supple and perfectly attenuated, juicy with further plum, a spectrum of red-to-blue fruit and a bit of baking spice that becomes more pronounced with air, all framed by medium acidity and uniform, perfectly-integrated tannins. The finish is long and resonant with barrel-kissed influence uplifting a plum sauce and violet umami.