With 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Petit Verdot, this opulent wine is reminiscent of its brethren in the north, and reveals a whole new potential for Los Angeles terroir. Presented in heavy weight Bordeaux glass, sealed with the finest corks designed for long term aging, and adorned with our monogram printed with actual platinum, this wine is an absolute show stopper. While it drinks superbly already, it will undoubtedly reward patient cellaring for a decade or more.
The wine comes from the Lobo Vineyard in L.A.’s Malibu Coast AVA, which we manage exclusively, effectively making this an estate wine. A steep hillside vineyard, planted in rocky, raised seabed, with ocean breezes that flow through from the canyon make this an ideal site for Cabernet Sauvignon. All of the fruit is hand picked, cold soaked for 3 days after crush, then fermented in open top bins before pressing into 100% new French oak barrels, where it ages for 22 months, and an additional year in bottle before release. Only 25 cases produced.
Extravagant aromas of black fruits, eucalyptus, dark coffee, and graphite start the festivities on the intense nose that bounds from the glass. The sip confirms a dark fruit core that is expansive and layered on the focused palate, as candied blackberries and black cherries push their way through the ripe, supple tannins that form the intense backbone. More dark fruits and driving acidity, laden with coffee, leather, and spice persist on the endless finish. Decanting recommended.
If terroir is a sense of place, and the expression of its charachter, Los Angeles has never been expressed this way before...
92 points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine
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|Wine Style||Bold Red Wine|
|Varietal||Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot|
|Appellation||Los Angeles County|
|Aging||22 months in French oak, 100% new|