Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville 2021
About This Wine
On the nose: Bright alluring fruit aromas of ripe black cherry, raspberry and blackberry preserves are further enhanced by notes of sarsaparilla, fig, violets, dark earth, cured bresaola and toasted French oak.
On the palate: A youthful, textural mouthfeel supports intense berry and plum fruits that coalesce with flavors of cocoa, new leather, cedar and fresh forest floor.
Our winemakers blended 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot to create this vibrant expression of Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine was fermented in 50% French oak, 40% new and 60% two and three-year old-barriques and 50% in stainless steel tanks followed by aging for 19 months in French oak in the same barrel composition.
Late winter rains followed by ideal spring growing conditions set the stage for the 2021 vintage. Mild temperatures punctuated this drought year with only a few heat spikes during the summer months that led to early ripening and allowed us to harvest some early blocks with incredible old-world charm and intriguing complexity. Grapes that were harvested later benefitted from the longer hang time and ripened perfectly, displaying great depth with distinct regional character. The ideal weather of 2021, coupled with lower yields, produced wines that offer intense aromatics and flavors with excellent aging potential.