2016 TR Passalacqua Cabernet Sauvignon, Block 4
This wine shows fleshy red fruit, wet stone, and a hint of anise in the background. The beautifully fine tannins show breadth and compliment the sweet leather, and dried cherry notes. This is such a complete wine, showing complexity and depth up front, which continues all the way through the palate to the smooth and lengthy finish.
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.