2015 Sackcloth & Ashes

At it’s core Sackcloth & Ashes is the gestalt of my cellar. This is the blend I look forward to making most each year. I pull from my favorite barrels regardless of their style, in the attempt to make a wine of singular character and expression. This is my tête de cuvée.

Varietals:

35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Cabernet Franc, 26% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot, 4% Malbec


Vineyards:

Pine Hawk, Vogelzang, Star Lane, Lunacy, Grimm, TTT


Appellations:

California


Cases Made:

713


Alcohol:

16.6% Alc by Vol.


TASTING NOTES: The siren is screaming at the searchlights. This well appointed library is no shelter, but what better place await the edge of the world than here. A humidor well stocked with Cohiba Siglos and a decanter of rare Alpine kirsch shares the buffet with a glass bowl of ripe red currants, wild blueberries and raspberries. A bomb hits the coffee roaster across the street, ripping the heavy earth and tearing the bay laurel in the yard. Let it come, let it come you think as you light a cigar.

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