Tasting: Opaque in the glass with a dusky plum rim. Dusty blackberry coffeecake with hints of cassis that take on weight as the wine opens up. Before you know it, blueberry, dark chocolate and hazelnut come to the fore before shifting to dusty plums, graphite and earth. Youthful and gregarious, this ever-shifting Cabernet is ripe with complexity. Smooth on entry with chocolate, plums and blackberry fruit coating youthful tannins that dominate the lengthy finish. Well balanced.
Check-in tasting 6.23.21 - The wine that launched it all. Bourbon-soaked cherry on the nose but still dense and oaky with a great spectrum of French and American oak. Fleshy firm and generous on the palate with lots of sexy oak. Fairly approachable but still lots of unwinding to do here. Day 2: brown sugar, mocha and black licorice join the chorus, much fleshier on the palate with lots of coffee in the finish. Lots of oak to integrate here...still a baby. What a deal...
74% Napa Valley (vineyard sandwiched between Coombsville and Atlas Peak AVA's), 21% Coombsville, and 5% Rutherford.
Bottled June 4th, 2020