2004 Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine is a blend of 80 percent Mountain Terraces fruit, known for its very deep black fruit, iron ore and mineral earthiness, and 20 percent selected Sonoma Valley floor vineyards, which contribute crisp acidity.
The Mountain Terraces fruit provides two significant, but differing components. The Phase 2 fruit grown in rhyolitic soils (white ash) provides bright red cherry fruit, substantial tannic structure and a higher ph. Phase 3 fruit grown in basalt soil (red lava) contributes heavy roasted coffee and dark chocolate elements.
This is a wine of both power and grace that will benefit from decanting now and will age well over the long term.