Far Mountain 2019 "Fission" Cabernet Sauvignon
From the first tastings, the character of the vineyard appeared: a beautiful and intense ripeness of black fruits, with a seamless, soft, and silky flow through the mid-palate. There is not just fruit, but obvious earthy and mineral characteristics. And it is a wine of texture, with a sappy concentration that we identify with old vines. A build into powerful tannins that remain refined, almost cloaked by the seductiveness of the fruit and the gently building structure.
94pts Wine Enthusiast
From the Alta Vista Vineyard, this impressive red is earthy in cedar, pencil shaving and dried herb. A violet note highlights the elegant palate, which is restrained in oak and integrated in tannin. The fruit is savory in character, with lasting focus on the finish.
93pts James Suckling
This is a balanced red, showing blackberry and bark with chili and some herbs. It’s medium-to full-bodied with nice drinkability and a succulent, flavorful finish. Iodine, pine needles, slate and graphite undertones. Subtle. Vineyards from the early 1970s. This is from Moon Mountain. Drink after 2022.