94+/100 "Composed of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Appassionata has an inky purple-black color and conjures notions of crème de cassis, chocolate box and aniseed with hints of chargrilled meat, fertile earth and menthol. Full-bodied and full-on opulent in the mouth, it features seductively rich, ripe fruit with a solid frame and a long, expressive finish."- RP
95/100 "This inky colored beauty boasts terrific notes of blackberries, currants, charcoal, graphite, and lead pencil shavings. With full-bodied richness, beautiful concentration, plenty of ripe tannins, and a savory, classic style, it has the polish and texture to drink nicely today but is going to benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age and should cruise for two decades or more. It’s a beautiful wine from winemaker Maayan Koschitzky." - JD
Sourced from the acclaimed Ritchie Vineyard in Russian River Valley, the 2021 Requiem Chardonnay is seductively bright and vibrant wines, where floral aromas of citrus, lemon meringue, and a touch of toasted brioche inundate the nose. In the mouth, the wine is crisp with a lush, full-bodied offering on the palate offering intense and expansive melon, peach, apple and fig flavors. This is all accentuated by fresh, balanced acidity and minerality. The wine’s long, elegant and focused finish showcases bright, apple flavors with hints of citrus, mineral and oak spice. This delicious and complex Russian River Chardonnay is exceptionally enjoyable now, but it will gain further complexity with continued aging over the next 5-7 years.
2020 Dolum SLD Cask #28 Cabernet Sauvignon is lush and fleshy, with cassis, boysenberry and blackberry notes guided by hints of alder and mesquite.
Stays open but defined through the finish, with a buried hint of sweet tobacco. A rich, layered beast, this has a nose rife with currants, blackberries, vanilla and light toast with flavors of mocha, plum, and Bing cherry that mingle harmoniously on the tongue.
Hand harvested in the cool early morning hours, the fruit is immediately subjected to rigorous selection by our three-tiered sorting process, including our cutting-edge optical sorter, with a goal of eliminating less-than-perfect berries. Cold soaks lasted approximately five days, and fermentations were managed by pump-overs.
Dark fruit intrigues with blackberry, cassis, and hints of lavender and bramble on the nose. On entry, the fruit is crisp, with lively acidity that brings a beautiful freshness. Loads of black cherry and raspberry come through on the rich, full mid-palate.
Our 2020 Red Hills grapes are grown under ideal conditions and Lake County has the perfect climatic and soil conditions to produce world-class Cabernet Sauvignon.