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.
35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Cabernet Franc, 26% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot, 4% Malbec
Pine Hawk, Vogelzang, Star Lane Lunacy, Grimm, TTT
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.