2014 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.


100% Cabernet Sauvignon


Chelle Mountain, TTT, Grimm, Star Lane



Cases Made:



16.4% Alc by Vol.

TASTING NOTES: It’s the way velvet makes shadows feel comfortable. It’s the snap of pink-peppercorn on a cherry red sunburned shoulder.It’s the weight of asphalt and huckleberry bundt cake in the pre-rain air. It’s the way that charred poblano peppers and cedar mix seamlessly into summer. It’s the flesh and juice of sweet pressed blueberries. It’s the wafted pipe smoke from a passing old man. It’s all that and forever. I wish you were here.