The 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with heady aromas of black raspberry, cherry, sage and tobacco leaf. A juicy, mouth filling texture reveals seamless layers of currant, cherry, blueberry, dark plum and black olive with trailing hints of mocha, mineral and eucalyptus. Suggestions of vanilla bean join soft tannins on a smooth, rounded finish. Savor the 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon with richly textured dishes such as beef tenderloin, sage-rubbed lamb chops, grilled portobello mushroom, and lamb Bolognese with parmesan and herbs.
Blend: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 6% Malbec, 6% Petite Sirah, 3% Syrah
This vintage marked one of Paso Robles’s longest and coolest growing seasons, and the grapes come from six different blocks off the estate, from three varying soil types: ancient seabed, rocky alluvium, and shale. Added to this rich red are small amounts of Petit Verdot, Malbec, Petite Sirah, and Syrah. Ripe, with reined in power, the wine exudes flavors of boysenberry pie, chocolate espresso, and black olive. With a round texture, and a mineral base, the wine maintains structure and balance.
- Tasting Panel, 91 pts.