2020 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, raspberry, and vanilla bean. The palate is powerful in its youth yet the tannins are polished — blackberry, white pepper, and plum. The 2020 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.
588 cases made
Owen Bargreen (95) - Coming from this old vineyard first planted back in 1984. Some new American oak was used (24%) as this offers black pepper and coffee grounds alongside creme de cassis. The palate is soft and refined with silky tannins that combine with rich dark fruits alongside black tea and espresso grounds on the palate. Rich and viscous, this is a stunning effort from a tough vintage. Drink 2024-2030.