2019 Blackwood Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon
Blackwood Canyon Cabernet is sourced from 1984 plantings at a historic Red Mountain growing site just 10 yards due West of the edge of the Fidélitas Estate. We’ve sourced this block since 2014, initially taken into the cellar as an experiment to get familiar with our own growing site, and it ended up being a winemaker favorite ever since. The aroma is old school Red Mountain Cabernet full of red fruit — cherry, strawberry, and cedar. The palate is powerful in its youth yet the tannins are polished — blackberry, white pepper, and fig. The 2019 vintage was barrel aged for ~28 months and bottle aged for over a year to let this power house of a wine round into shape although could benefit from additional time in the cellar. Drink now with a good 30+ minute decanting or through 2040.
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