2014 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


Vineyard:

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


Appellations:

California


Cases Made:

713


Alcohol:

16.6% Alc by Vol.


TASTING NOTES: 6,000 miles, 3 layovers and lost luggage, but you made it. A seven course meal at the house of Francis Mallman. Greeted by charred asian pear, yerba mate and perfect pata negra, the night takes off like a Saturn V. Course after course of lamb shank, morcilla, clove rubbed flank steak, sweetened oak smoke, and amarone poached cherries the meal is capped off with a cinnamon dusted pot du creme, Chef’s Romeo y Julieta and recited poetry under the moon.

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