As with the inaugural release of our Block 3 Cabernet Sauvignon last year, all the provenance is there for an amazing wine in your glass: Block 3, the piece of sacred earth that produces some of our most concentrated fruit used primarily in our Patriarch Bordeaux Blend and sold in small, judicious amounts to select wineries: Clone 6, the cabernet sauvignon clone that has garnered its own ‘cult’ status and following throughout the wine enjoying world and the leaner, concentration of the 2009 vintage. And as before, the bold promise is delivered on with authority. Sweet, toasty, chewy black cherry, cedar, vapor from the glass. Lean, concentrated, ripe, black current and anise dance over the palate balanced by crisp tannins and bright acidity. This is a wine that will be difficult to put but you’ll be rewarded for your patience over the next 12 years.
100% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District, Napa Valley
20 months American