The 2016 Appassionata is a pristine 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that was hand-picked and sorted then classically crafted with 3-4 weeks of fermentation followed by 26 months aging in entirely new French oak. The wine is bottled without fining or filtration and reveals a pure snapshot of Coombsville. As Maayan says, “this wine is not overly creative. It’s fairly straightforward between fruit and the bottle.” Manipulation is eschewed in favor of capturing a natural product of striking terroir. The only outside characteristic that exists is the complimentary oak influence. The result is an absolutely stunning cult-style Cabernet. The 2016 Appassionata displays an incredibly opaque, dark purple core with hints of magenta and ruby on the rim. The nose delights with aromas of blackcurrant liqueur, blueberry, blackberry, black cherry and violets over complex secondary notes of cacao, tobacco, a touch of wet leather, crushed earth, a kiss of ground coffee, finely crushed stones, vanilla bean and exotic baking spices. The full-bodied palate is layered with dense, captivating flavors that mirror the nose with lush black and blue fruit, coffee, chocolate, a touch of tobacco, crushed earth & beautifully integrated exotic spices from new French oak.