2014 Castellucci Vineyard, Chardonnay, Rutherford
The 2014 Castellucci Vineyard Chardonnay is about as luscious of a Chardonnay that you will find. Confectionary aromas of ripe red apple, crème brulee, fleur de se, and clove melt together to form its sweet bouquet. The velvet like palate is incredibly rich, with robust flavors of candied apple, caramel, poached pear, and meyer lemon oil that roll into a long finish of toasted oak and lemon pith. This is downright decadent and downright delicious.
2013 Martin Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville
The 2013 Martin Cabernet Sauvignon opens with enveloping aromatics of red currant, cedar, graphite, tobacco, cherry, and plum. Despite its seven years of age, the palate if brimming with energy. Flavors of ripe red currant, gravel, cherry, cocoa powder and dried tea leaf build to a loud crescendo, followed by a persistent finish framed by lively acidity and dusty tannins. Patience certainly is a virtue, and this wine is one of its rewards.
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