Translucent dark garnet. Nose of dust, plum, mint, green pepper, and tobacco. Ripe palate of blackberry, plum, stewed cherries, spice, vanilla, and espresso. Very good length. Lively acidity. Supple tannins, especially for Red Mountain fruit. Integrated oak. A tiny hint of green pepper. 62% Cab Franc, 31% Merlot, and 7% Petit Verdot.
Opened and decanted 30-min before a pork chop dinner. Dark garnet color. Floral nose of purple violets, black currant, blackberry jam, and cherry pie. The palate is medium-full, round, silky, and nicely concentrated, delivering black cherries, blueberries, raspberries, wild herbs, soy sauce, milk chocolate, coffee bean, and vanilla baking spices. The finish is near perfect with firm yet refined tannins and a lovely supple acidity of crushed cherries and cinnamon toast. Definitely appears to be in a peak window. Graceful wine but well built, so drink now - 2020.
Very nice blend that picked up a velvety quality while being supple. The Cab Franc was very nice and provided beautiful blue fruit and lavender notes. Nice acidity, fragrant and medium length finish. Enjoyed
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(Cadence Bel Canto Red Wine Cara Mia Vineyard Red Mountain) Dark to the point of being opaque. A beautiful, expressive nose with chocolate, licorice, earth, dark fruit, spice, and light herbal notes. Elegantly structured on the palate. Less fruit intensity than the Ciel and Taptiel offerings but still delivers with excellent focus and structure. Give two to three years. 62% Cabernet Franc, 31% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot. 14.4% alcohol. 570 cases produced.
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