This is a new winery for me, and it’s produced quite an impressive wine. It’s big, thick, mouth-filling, with creamy pineapple custard and spice flavors and a firm, acidic minerality that is clearly a function of terroir. Impresses not only for power but finesse.
A bite of green peppercorn sits right next to riper tastes of blackberries, currants and dark bitter chocolate in this wine grown in the far southern Salinas Valley, just north of Paso Robles. Has good structure, with finely meshed, sweet tannins.
Not as generous in fruit as the ’04, with minty, green notes, this Cab is dry, with modest cherry-berry flavors. The absence of fruit accentuates the tannins and acids, giving the wine a harsh feeling.