From the early days of a cult-wine in the making, this 95pt library release is a seductive giant of a Cabernet by the legendary Martha McClellan. Fans of unapologetically hedonistic Napa Valley Cabs will fall head over heels for the entire collection from Toymaker. Each vintage is a testament to taking things slow – from the extended maceration to the 28 months in new French oak. The label hints at the rockin’ flavors within – layers of dark chocolate, roasted almonds, dark berry confection and fruit compote threaded with mineral purity and velvet tannins. Word is getting out about the quality in the bottle (and the vineyard behind it) so now is the time to complete your collector’s set from Toymaker.
The Toymaker 2013 Proprietary Red is rich, tannic and backward with super-intensity, loads of espresso bean mixed with chocolate, blackcurrent, new oak and spice.