This Napa Cabernet Saugivnon is a small 400 case production from a winery that really focuses on Sonoma County Pinot noir but does make an excellent Cab. It was aged in 75% new French oak and the grapes were sourced from "several small vineyards throughout the valley".
On the nose a get the classic Napa valley forward fruit aromas of raspberry, mixed berry, cassis, chocolate, and a good amount of spice from the oak. It's very extracted and dark in color and you can almost smell the richness!
Everyone who drinks big Cab should be able to understand the comment "smelling the richness". Even though it's a statement that doesn't make a whole lot of sense in literal speak, there is some wine where I swear I can almost smell the extraction, richness, and power therein.
On the palate the wine shows extreme power and intensity, lots of extracted black fruits such as black raspberry and crushed currants. There is a spiciness imparted from the oak aging and some really nice dark chocolate notes. The finish is quite extended, dry, and gripping.......very young wine with plenty of bold tannin.
This is really an exceptional effort and a wine that a serious collector should keep a close watch on. Right now it's in the stage were the wine is still relatively affordable ($50-60), but if they keep making wine of this caliber, I believe there's only one place the price will go. 93+ Points