2019 Quintessence Cabernet Sauvignon
Our Quintessence Cabernet is a blend of clones 169 and 191 and is sourced from one of our favorite vineyard sites on all of Red Mountain—2 southern facing blocks, right in the middle Quintessence, with steep slopes and rocky soils. This wine showcases our latest winemaking techniques with 4 different oak fermentation methods and 10 types of new French oak barrels used. We’ve made this same wine since 2012 from vines planted in 2010 and we’re seeing continued improvement in quality, complexity, and flavors as these relatively young vines continue to mature. On the aroma we get baking spices, wet rocks, and blueberry. The palate is concentrated with polished tannins—wild berry, blackberry, and cherry. Drink now through 2040.