Promise 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2019 growing season gifted us with an amazing array of wines so easy to speak very highly about, and Promise is the pinnacle of the lineup. This vintage begins with a gorgeous, pitch-black hue that stares right back on the approach. The aromatics to start are also very dark, tightly focused, and highly scented with a bravado of black cherry, clove, hints of graphite and coffee enveloped in a fumy blanket of barrel vanillin.
The mouthfeel of this wine is youthful and finely structured. Saturated but with finesse. Primarily sourced from prestigious vineyards in Oakville and Atlas Peak, this wine brings the mountain and valley together seamlessly. The palate is massive and brooding with purity of black fruits, blueberry, camphor, spices, and tart, chewy currants. The entry is serious and then mouth-filling, finishing for over a minute and dancing every second through the palate! This is one crown jewel of a Cabernet that if cellared correctly, will survive for 20 years and longer.
Aged for 29 months in 100% new Darnajou and Taransaud barrels, bottled unfiltered and unfined. 325 cases produced.