2019 Byron Blatty
Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Los Angeles County
The 2019 Byron Blatty Proprietary Red Wine is an expression of Cabernet Sauvignon that pushes the boundaries of what is possible with L.A. fruit. 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, this wine will undoubtedly reward patient cellaring for a decade or more. Clocking in this vintage at 95% Cabernet and 5% Cabernet Franc, all of the fruit was hand picked, cold soaked for 7 days after crush, then fermented in open top bins before pressing into 85% new French oak barrels, where it aged for 24 months, and an additional year in bottle before release.
Extravagant aromas of black, candied fruit, earth and spice harmonize on the intense nose offering an 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 sweet tobacco leaf through the endless finish. Decanting, or drinking on 2nd day open recommended if consuming this wine young.
The Proprietary Red 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