This pricey, low production Cab hails from the lower slopes of Spring Mountain, and shares that region’s terroir in the hard, firm tannins and stony minerality that undergirds the cassis, cherry and cedar flavors. Very fine in structure, polished and focused, it will blossom this year, and age well for many more.
With mild white-fruit aromas, dusty notes and a hint of banana, this is appealing up front. In the mouth, it’s solid and pure feeling, with freshness and punchy acidity propelling tropical fruit flavors and oak-based vanilla. Oak spice, length and a full body make the finish impressive. 600 cases made.
Big, muscular and herbal, with olive, spice and driving black fruit aromas. The acidity is high-toned and elevated, so the palate is jumpy and electric, with raspberry and currant flavors. Delivers a jolt and tang, but overall the flavors and harmony are good.
This is a restrained Cabernet, with spicy aromas of cherry and plum. It feels fresh, clean and juicy, with a balanced mix of herb, cherry and red berry flavors. The finish is tight, focused and fresh, with herbal shadings.
Spunky and bright in terms of its aromatics, with musky lime and mineral notes. The palate is both juicy and round, with lemon, lime and piercing, pithy citrus flavors. Citric, sheering and foxy on the finish, and exceedingly cleansing.
Cool and green smelling, with briny notes and whiffs of green pepper and sea foam, this shows intensity, while the flavors veer toward lime, passion fruit and green herb. It’s nervy and tasty on the finish.
Snappy and edgy as you give it a sniff, with piercing rhubarb, red cherry and peppery aromas. Shows a bit of cushion and softness in the mouth along with spicy, slightly herbal flavors of red plum and raspberry. Spicy on the finish, with citrusy acidity and dry oak notes.
Sweaty and sharp on the nose, with punchy, oily, green aromas. The palate is wet and basic in feel, with nettle, grapefruit and passionfruit flavors. Good in terms of core qualities but not all that intense or layered. A basic wine for general consumption.