2011 RJV Cabernet Sauvignon
Big mint and cellar must come out on initial pour, gradually breathing to some nice tertiary nuances but mostly a still-meaty briary minty fruit. 50/50 Pritchard Hill and Coombsville AVA, the hillside beauty really shines, with layers of stony reflection affronting not-shy fruit meandering in and out of tannic waves.
This is a beautifully-made wine with DECADES to go. Just gorgeous. The fruit slam, the acidic screech, the wild untamed earth and weed, but there’s this half–this balance point–of calm, even, ocean-breeze maintaining throughout. And that beautiful bitter eucalyptus vanilla bite churns on.