Well, hello perfection! This Sugarloaf Mountain stunner is built on Cabernet Franc and Merlot and, oh, man is it a bold and beautiful hedonistic delight. It has an insane, mouth-coating lusciousness to smooth over those robust tannins. Full-bodied, rich, and seamless, we’re still swaying from the incredible nose of black raspberries, wildflower and woodsmoke. Bevan notes that the 2012 is just hitting its sweet spot now, so plan your cellar time accordingly.
Checking in as a blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, the 2019 Proprietary Red Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard is one of the top wines in 2019 (at least at this stage). Offering an incredible nose of black raspberries, cassis, wildflowers, violets, and wood smoke, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a layered, ultra-fine, seamless texture, great tannins, and a great, great finish. The purity is just about off the charts.