I'm excited to taste this wine because it's not only sourced from one of my favorite sites in Napa, but the winemaker Mike Smith learned a large part of his craft working under Thomas Brown and continues to work with him on several projects. For those of you not familiar with Thomas Rivers Brown, he makes the wines at Schrader, Outpost, Maybach, Jones Family, Saunter, Rivers-Marie, and a few others that I'm not mentioning as well.
I couldn't find the tech-data I was looking for on the website, so I'm not entirely sure how long the wine was aged for. However, I do know that it is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
On the nose I get lovely aromas of black raspberry, boysenberry, black licorice, and sawdust. It has this woody aroma that I can't place my finger on, but it's not cedar.....
On the palate the wine packed with delicious black fruits such as blackberry, cassis, and chocolate covered black cherries. The texture of the wine is very polished, and the tannins are ripe and very firm. The finish is long and shows some really delicious creme de cassis liquor notes and hints of anise. This young Cabernet is bold, seductive, delicious, powerful, balanced, and very well made. 93+ points
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