2012 TR Passalacqua Cabernet Sauvignon, Block 4
This wine shows balanced dark fruit with cassis transforming into dried lavender, cigar box, and cocoa powder. The tannins are softened from two years of barrel aging, complimenting the leather and toasted vanilla on the finish. We love this wine with seared bone-in pork chops with dark plum compote.
The westward slope and north to south orientation of Block Four on TR Passalacqua Ranch provides the optimum amount of sun for the fruit in this wine, and the indirect sunlight late in the growing season allows for slow, even ripening of the grapes. This unique spot produces the signature Block 4 fruit that we consistently select for its elegant complexity, and minerality- driven tannin structure.