2025 - 2040
After 22 months in 70% new French oak, there's scarcely a trace of it to be found on the nose of the stunning 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon. There's a touch of bay leaf, perhaps the slightest hints of bell pepper and pine, but also masses of cassis. Dark, dense and sturdy, this full-bodied masterpiece is rich, round and supple, with a long finish that leaves a lingering trail of mocha and dark chocolate that somehow avoids any sense of heaviness or excess.
This embryonic 88-acre project on Howell Mountain has turned out several vintages of terrific wines—from a neighbor's vineyard managed by Jim Barbour. Celia Welch is the winemaker.