2013 TR Passalacqua Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Block 2
The vines of Block Two grow in Arbuckle gravel loam on a steep, south-facing slope of TR Passalacqua Vineyard. This site produces fruit forward Cabernet with silky tannins.
The 2013 Block 2 is a deep, dark garnet color—seemingly impenetrable. Aromas of damson plum, red currants, and sweet vanilla dominate the nose. The palate is still showing some firm tannin, but after a few swirls of the glass, they begin open and soften. The wine finishes strong with deep black cherry and cassis flavors. This wine, while drinking well presently, has much more to reveal given time. Enjoy this Cabernet through 2033.