Deep, dark and delicious, this gorgeously brooding, primarily Mt. Veeder-derived Cabernet (full breakout below) is an absolute showstopper. Aged in a blend of 50% new American and French oak, this rich yet powerfully structured wine will thrill those of who like their Cabernet's big and bold.
Retailing just south of $100/bottle at the winery, its an incredible value at $29/bottle.
Baking spices of toasted vanilla, nutmeg and brown sugar provide a savory counterpoint to the blackberry syrup and lilac aromas. Plump, juicy layers of red and black fruit combine with mysterious deep and savory tones all lifted by the firm acidity and candied black fruit. Simultaneously lush and powerful, this hillside Cabernet will drink well in its youth while having all the structure and stuffing to go another 10-15 years in the cellar. 14.4% alc.
Check-in tasting 6.23.21 - Deep and mysterious, chock a block with wood, mocha, vanilla, cassis, black cherry, toffee, and deeply toasted French oak, barrel spice of vanilla and cardamom on the finish. Chewy tannins and palate staining weight…needs 4-5 months to integrate fruit and wood.
81% Mt. Veeder
19% St. Helena
79% Cabernet Sauvignon
3% Petite Verdot
1% Cabernet Franc
50% new French and American oak
50% seasoned cooperage
Bottled June 12th, 2020