100% Cabernet Sauvignon Clones 7, 15, 337
Barrel Aged 20 Months in 100% New French Oak
$125 750ml, Min 3 Pack
The beginning of the 2019 growing season was blessed with generous rainfall and again in late spring, benefiting the vines. Summer remained mild with the occasional heat spike speeding veraison through. Thanks to the extremely cold Pacific Ocean, cold air filled the valley each night, lowering the temperature by as much as 40 degrees, and leaving the valley full of cooling fog every morning setting the stage for vibrant and exceptional fruit with bright acidity and ample texture. The 2019 growing season was blissfully unremarkable with a long, cool finish resulting in firm structure wrapped in juicy, complex fruit adding up to very expressive wines. The 2019 vintage is plush, textural wines packed with flavor.
The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon shows off an admirable tightrope balancing act of dark complex fruit and structured tertiary notes. In the glass, the wine displays a completely opaque dark purple hue with a garnet halo. Moving in for a closer inspection, aromatic notes emerge in waves, suggesting boysenberry paste, toasted cedar, black licorice and cocoa nib. The palate has a dynamic fruit core layered with notes of pomegranate, cassis, star anise, lavender and nutmeg. While the center of the palate expresses the most fruit, there is also a finely integrated tannin frame on the periphery, providing excellent support, leading into the mouth-watering floral finish that lasts for over a minute. With a good decant this wine will fully open up and reveal all.