2019 California Cabernet Sauvignon
The nose offers a complex bouquet of cassis, blackberry syrup, and blueberry pie. The fruit profile is deep and dense, yet remains fresh and vibrant, not showing any signs of over-ripeness. Following the bold fruit structure, there are pretty notes of fresh red and purple flowers, mint chocolate chips, and dark soil tones. A luscious wave of vanilla bean, toast, and smoke supports the intensity of the rich fruits and adds accent flavors and structure in the way of wood tannin. There is so much richness, yet it is detailed and pure with its fruit, oak, and earth balance. Its early approachability is a pleasant surprise, but don’t let this deter additional aging for years to come.