More old school and traditional, than modern Napa Valley “uber ripe” and over oaked. Medium bodied. Showing restraint and nicely balanced acidity and a firmly knit tannin on the finish. Must overlook the strange and unusual name and ugly orange label! Young “sabotaged” lawyer who was seduced my Mother Nature, and decided it was better to wake up early to walk the vineyards, than stay up late reviewing case law and writing briefs.
An excellent value at $49.95! You don’t find quality Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon at this price anymore, especially from an excellent vintage. Drinks well now, but will continue to evolve for another 6+ years!
Primarily sourced from Diamond Mountain, Atlas Peak and St. Helena, the wine was aged for 20 months in 40% new French oak. 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec.
“A barrel sample and only the second vintage from this new producer, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is composed of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon with dollops of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Sporting a medium to deep garnet-purple color, it is scented of crème de cassis, prunes and spice cake with hints of dusty soil and cedar. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm, chewy frame and a long, spicy finish.” (90-92) Wine Advocate (Lisa Parrotti-Brown) – October 2017