2014 TR Passalacqua Cabernet Sauvignon, Block 4
This wine shows balanced dark fruit with cassis and wet stone in the background. The tannins are present, but softened from two years of barrel aging, complimenting the sweet leather, dried cherry, and herbs de provenance on the finish. We love this wine with seared bone in pork chops and a dark plum compote.
Block 4 sits on a North facing hillside, exposing the grapes to gentle indirect sunlight throughout the growing season. This slow even ripening of the grapes brings out depth and density in the wine. The loam soils in Block 4 are also sprinkled with a bit of rock that lends a nuanced minerality to the wine. This unique spot produces the signature Block 4 fruit that we consistently select for its elegance and complexity.
Twenty months in thin-staved French oak, one-half new and one-half once used.