Winery website: http://www.vapianovineyards.com
- Varietal Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon
- Vineyard Sources: 27% Seven Hills Vineyard, 20% Phinney Hill Vineyard, 12% Portteus Vineyard, 10% Dionysus Vineyard, 10% Klipsun Vineyard, 9% Va Piano Vineyard, 7% Chelle den Millie Vineyard and 5% Destiny Ridge Vineyard
- Oak Composition: 50% New French, 50% Neutral French
- Barrel Aging: 23 months
- 14.4% Alcohol,
- .60 TA
- Price: $40
Nose: Peppered raspberries, cherries, dark cocoa powder, tobacco leaf, fruit cake, black licorice and slightly burnt leather.
Taste: Insane layers of red fruit combined with licorice, blackberry preserves, peppercorns, dark chocolate and leather. Good mid palate transition that kicks in a good amount of still-young tannin and a fair amount of acidity to keep things held together well into the finish. The finish lingers a combo of black and red fruits with more of that lovely licorice action. Drinks good now – should be insantly stellar in another 5 years.