2018 Byron Blatty
Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Los Angeles County
With 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Cabernet Franc, 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.All of the fruit is hand picked, cold soaked for 5 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. This wine is an absolute show stopper. While it drinks superbly already, it will undoubtedly reward patient cellaring for a decade or more. Only 50 cases produced. If terroir is a sense of place, and the expression of its charachter, Los Angeles has never been expressed this way before...
Extravagant aromas of black, candied fruit, earth and spice harmonize on the intense nose offering and endless journey to the fruit laden core. The sip offers focused, crystal clear fruit precisely balanced by acidity, and perfectly integrated fine grain tannins that slowly reveal layer after layer of flavor and nuance. Intense red and black fruits ride graphite and pristine minerality through the endless finish. Decanting recommended.
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.
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||Bold Red Wine
||Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
||Los Angeles County
||22 months in French oak, 100% new