Purlieu implies place, and this single vineyard offering from Napa Valley’s favorite hidden AVA offers a rare glimpse of the Coombsville caldera. The densely aromatic nose broods over black fruit with a dark, rocky underbelly, but the palate opens into wonderfully juicy blackcurrant and savory plum. Full-bodied with soft tannins and a lively backbone, this is a smooth and succulent Cab with a brilliant, herbal finish.
Pronounced aromas of blackberry, green capsicum, tomato leaf and pine. Fresh herbs, too. Vanilla and chocolate shine through on the palate. It’s full-bodied with firm, integrated tannins. Smooth and succulent. Concentrated, yet agile.