2013 The Purist

In many ways, The Purist was the inspiration that launched Desparada. I have always wanted to marry classicism and the bombastic new, and I feel the Purist does that best. If Desparada has a thesis, then it is somewhere in this wine.

Varietals:

100% Cabernet Sauvignon


Vineyard:

Chelle Mountain & Coghlan


Appellations:

California


Cases Made:

130


Alcohol:

15.2% Alc by Vol.


TASTING NOTES: He was from another era, a time traveler perhaps. All you know is that he was gone. Ploughing through the woods after dark trying to rid yourself of the evenings in the antique panelled rooms and scents of brandied cherries, pomegranate preserves, Grand Marnier, fresh baked cookies and heady cherry syrup seltzer. The days of smoking dulce de leche cigars and sailing in the rain are gone, but you still have the letters.

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