2018 Westwood 'Legend' Proprietary Red Sonoma County

$65.00
TP97

Organic, sustainable, and biodynamically certified, the Westwood Estate is committed to a long and healthy future for the vines that deliver such gorgeous fruit. This is an expressive blend of Syrah from Westwood’s unique Annadel Gap Vineyard with Cabernet Sauvignon from an organic vineyard in the Knights Valley. Composed by 100-Point maestro Philippe Melka & Maayan Koschitzy, it’s fantastically balanced and graceful with floral notes over robust black raspberry, coffee and white pepper. This relatively new winery is already getting a lot of attention for the superior quality of their wines and we feel pretty lucky to be getting in early before the acclaim goes to their heads (and their prices).

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Phillipe Melka + Maayan Koschitzky
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
20 months
Oak Treatment:
French oak, 30% new
Appellation:
Sonoma County
Alcohol %:
14.6%
SKU #:
1047168
Size:
750 ml Bottle
TP97

Tasting Panel

In its third vintage, this superbly expressive red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Mourvedre emits scents of jasmine, plum blossoms and cafe mocha. Winemakers Philippe Melka and Maayan Koschitzky fermented the wine in closed-top stainless steel tanks as well as a French oak upright tank. Aged in 30% new French oak for 20 months. The palate mirrors the nose, adding a graceful array of floral notes with more robust flavors ascending to heavenly levels of black raspberry, coffee, and dots of white pepper that cause the mouth to salivate.