The 2015 TÉRES bears beautiful notes of Bing cherry, menthol and lavender. The gorgeous aromas of baking spices infused with site-driven characteristics of iron and slate give this wine a stunning lift. On the palate fine-grain, coating tannins are balanced by a satisfying touch of acidity. Flavors of blackberry and rich chocolate ganache linger over the course of a long, structured finish. Enjoy now or cellar for five to ten years to experience full maturity.
Blended of the Estate fruit (Howell Mountain), Oakville and Rutherford, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Teres sports a deep garnet-purple color and an intense nose of crushed blackcurrants, black berries and garrigue with hints of bouquet garni, tilled soil, iron ore and moss-covered bark. Medium to full-bodied, the savory/earthy muscular fruit is firmly structured with grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing on a minerally note. 1,150 cases were made.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 95 pts.