Elegantly balanced with a dash of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, displays a full tannin structure up front, yet finishes with a silky viscous texture. Drinks great now, and will easily go for a decade or more in your cellar.
Located in beautiful Glen Ellen, California, this area is known for its outstanding growing soils and climate. Cassata Vineyard rests along these gentle rolling hills. The entire property is managed bio-sustainably so that future generations can enjoy a pure and simple refuge in this isolated valley.
76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc; aged for 22 months in 25% new French oak barrels.
Winemaker: Michael Muscardini
Appellation: Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County
Vineyard: Cassata Vineyard
Varietals: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc
Barrel Aging: 22 months in 25% new French oak
Harvested: September 15, 2016
Bottled: March 25, 2020
Cases Produced: 450
Aromas of cranberries, pomegranate, red cherry cordial, sassafras and blood orange zest, alongside the lighter damp earth tones on the palate. Full-bodied and downright voluptuous, while having a wonderful combination of freshness and tension, this gorgeous Pinot Noir should have a long life ahead of it.
Aromas of fresh baked bread, shades of kumquat zest and spice come together in the glass. The palate has marvelous texture and mouthfeel, leading to a full-bodied apple pie, brioche, honeysuckle, toasted almond and lemon cream flavor.
Inviting aromas of blackberries and blackcurrants woven together with baking spices, graphite, cocoa powder, anise and hints of mineral which all burst from the glass. The palate possesses a gorgeous full body that is round and voluptuous. Continues to impress as it displays excellent depth and finish.
Bursting with aromas of cherry, spice, hints of cranberry and tobacco. Flavors of cherry pie, pomegranate and cola with a soft elegant mouthfeel. Amazingly easy-drinking...
Dark, Juicy & Bold...
Deep red with a rich translucent core. Viscous legs adhere high up on the glass, while ruby color bands glide down amid a swirl. Aromas of black cherry, blackberry, red currant, spice, and elegantly toasted oak. The palate offers more bold fruit, eventually mellowing as soft tannins take hold.