2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
93 Points - James Suckling
18 months in barrel
Rich red cherry is abundant on the nose accompanied by notes of plum, blackberry compote, muddled blueberries, cocoa, and a hint of baking spices. This wine is incredibly rich in flavor but surprisingly elegant and velvety in structure. Chocolate covered black cherries and blackberries are present throughout the core. Hints of molasses and barrel spices round out the silky finish of this rich Cabernet Sauvignon.
We barreled the juice down to mostly French oak with a few Russian and American oak barrels as well, all 100% new. The wine was aged in oak for 18 months. The barrel fermentation gives this wine its silky characteristic and the barrels add many layers of complexity to the nose and palate.