2016 Idle Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon – Chamizal
NVWE Notes: There is no let up to the gutsy richness of this delicious Cabernet, which well expresses it’s 44-year-old mountain vineyard. The nose is a smoky blast of black currant, dark boysenberry, mulberry, grilled fig, black peppercorn, dried red rose and dark tobacco, all seemingly steeped in charcoal-graphite minerality. If it is grippy and mineral-laced on the palate, these elements are no match for the deep and penetrating wave of dark fruit and savory spice which continue into the lingering finish. A ideal match to steaks or Prime Rib now, it will grow deeper and more satisfying over the next three years. 145 cases made.