Burly 2018 Simpkins Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
A striking balance of fruit, and a thick viscous mouth feel, the 2018 Burly Cabernet Sauvignon is truly a remarkable wine that will provide years of enjoyment. Aromas of cassis and black berries meld seamlessly with notes of chocolate, and anise. The rich, plush mouth feel elegantly transforms into sweetness by supple tannins and lovely oak integration. Layered, complex, and lingering, a true wine drinking experience. Wonderful now, this wine will however benefit from further bottle ageing reaching its peak in 5 to 7 years but drinkable for 10 years.
Our Cabernet Grapes came from The Simpkins Vineyard in the Coombsville area just east of the city of Napa. The vineyard, although staying warm and dry, is generally a little cooler than many Napa Valley vineyards and therefore allows more hang-time for the grapes. This brings greater concentration and layering to the finished wine. The vineyard soil is rocky loam which provides good drainage and low nutrient concentration. Under these stresses the vines work hard to produce a limited amount of fruit.