Wine Maker Notes
“One sip of this wine and you know you’re in mountain territory. Bold Cabernet flavors of black cherry, wild blueberry and blackberry fill the mouth, and there’s a minerality in the background that reflects the mineral red soils of the Monte Rosso site and brings structure to the wine. The oak brings hints of cinnamon spice, vanilla and coffee without overpowering the fruit. With chalky tannins and zesty acidity, this is a gutsy Cabernet that’s built for the long haul.”
93 Points Wine Enthusiast The black color of this Cab indicates it’s a big, intense wine. Huge in black currant and cassis flavors, it has the hard tannins that characterize the vineyard, as well as hefty but balanced alcohol. The wine, which contains a drop of Cab Franc and Petit Verdot, is enormously complex, but nowhere near ready to drink. Your window begins in 2018 and will continue
Rainfall returned after three dry years, pushed bud break, flowering and fruit-set back by at least two weeks at the front end of the growing season, and due to the cloud cover, there was no frost damage in 2010. The summer brought cooler than normal temperatures, the relatively cool growing season coupled with the unexpected heat spikes in late summer resulted in a late and shortened harvest with lower yields. Cooler than average temperatures retuned again in early September, but gave way to a welcome, warm and consistent Indian Summer that was just the ticket, bringing good flavor and color development across the board.