Our twentieth vintage of TR Passalacqua Cabernet Sauvignon!
The 2021 blend is predominantly Blocks 18 & 19, with lesser amounts of Block 23, and Block 4. Each of these blocks brings its own unique character to the final blend. Block 23 brings rich dark fruit with silkiness and depth, Block 4 adds a suppleness to the palate, Blocks 18&19 bring the big structure that underpins this wine and lengthens the finish. This vintage has small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Merlot as well, adding layers of complexity and lushness and depth to the palate. This wine is approachable now with polished and fine tannin that allows the complexities and elegance of this wine to shine.
All of the grapes for our coveted Cabernets come from the TR Passalacqua Vineyard. These prized 24-year-old vines are located on the western slope of Dry Creek Valley at a 400-foot elevation. The quality of the fruit comes not only from the exceptional terrain of the vineyard but also from meticulous farming practices. We grow balanced vines, using bunch thinning, leaf pulling, and limited irrigation to ensure the highest quality fruit. We drop clusters at various points in the growing season to promote even ripening, and concentration of flavors. The TR Passalacqua Cabernet is a testament to our belief that truly great wine is made in the vineyard.
17 months in 100% Thin-staved French oak, 46% New French Oak
12 to 15 years from vintage