This vineyard never fails to impress – must be that red volcanic soil that delivers such a multi-faceted gem. Signature red and black berry fruit are joined by cassis and crushed violets in a fruit-forward delight with plenty of concentration and natural acidity. Decant it for a few hours now or let it cellar for a decade and dive in. This one is worth the wait!
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Weitz Vineyard comes from a site in the northern part of the valley and more red, volcanic soils. It reminds me of the 2016 with its iron/iodine-like character as well as beautiful mulled red and black fruits, Asian spices, chocolate, and loamy earthy aromas and flavors. This big, rich, opulent beauty has sweet tannins, a rocking mid-palate, and a great finish. It’s already impossible to resist yet has two decades of longevity ahead of it.