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2018 Byron Blatty

The 2018 Byron Blatty is an expression of Cabernet Sauvignon that pushes the boundaries of what is possible with Los Angeles fruit, and is the focal point our winery.

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$150.00 per Bottle
 

Description

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, 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 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. Only 50 cases produced. 

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. 

If terroir is a sense of place, and the expression of its charachter, Los Angeles has never been expressed this way before...

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Vineyard Designation

Lobo Vineyard
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Vintage 2018
Wine Style Bold Red Wine
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Appellation Los Angeles County
Aging 22 months in French oak, 100% new
Fermentation open top bins
Alcohol % 15.1
Size 750 ml