2021 Desire Lines Lichau Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
We’re thrilled to re-introduce our Cabernet Sauvignon from Lichau Hill Vineyard, which has been missing the past couple years because of smoke exposure in 2020 and because we’ve increased the élevage time from 15 months to 20 months. Armed with three years’ experience with the vineyard and thanks to a close relationship with the vineyard owners, we’ve made a number of subtle tweaks to our Lichau Hill Cabernet Sauvignon. All of which, I think, make the case that this vineyard should be regarded as an iconic (and unmistakably distinctive) California Cabernet site. Our 2021 Lichau Hill Cabernet Sauvignon is a head-spinning wine and shows just how magical this vineyard site is. Raspberry, cassis, and rose petal leap from the glass, while spice, cedar, and tobacco infuse this expressive Petaluma Gap Cabernet with tremendous intensity. On the palate, the wine is both deliciously engaging and classically built, with fresh acidity, fine grained tannins, and a sweet core of red fruit held in a lovely balance. We’d recommend lots of air to unlock everything this wine has to give – give it a double decant a half-day in advance of enjoying.
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