Subtle and complex aromas of blackcurrants, mushrooms, bark, flowers and fresh herbs. A full-to medium-bodied wine with persistent, powdery and polished tannins that give a dense, silky texture. Succulent and juicy at the end with almost blood-orange character. Purity and energy. From biodynamically grown grapes.
More backward and concentrated, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a dense purple/plum hue as well as a stunning nose of blackcurrants, unsmoked tobacco, lead pencil, and dried herbs. It's rich and full-bodied on the palate, has a wonderfully rounded, textured mouthfeel, loads of Cabernet character, ripe tannins, and a great finish. This is pure class in Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. It has some up-front charm (as do most 2019s) yet will benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age and cruise for 20-25 years if stored properly.
2019 enjoyed an even growing season with no extremes and a leisurely harvest. This pure Cabernet Sauvignon has an imposing blackcurrant nose. The palate is predictably rich and opulent but there's no heaviness, and the fruit is concentrated yet not to excess. Despite a rather warm finish, the wine seems balanced and has fine length. Its varietal character makes it less explosive than the 2019 Bettina, but there is fine potential here.
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is a potent, tightly wound wine that will need at least a handful of years to soften. The aromatics alone are captivating. With time, the 2019 offers up generous red berry fruit, blood orange, rose petal, dried herbs and crushed rocks, all framed by bright, saline undertones that give the wine its shape. Just bottled, the 2019 shows better with each successive tasting. It's an absolutely brilliant wine by any measure.