Borne from our earnest study of the vineyard, Courtship defies analysis and embraces delight. All wine is a time capsule. Courtship paints a picture of the vineyard’s ephemeral first act. Within the 2019 vintage we find a sense of blissful possibility and appreciation for the fleeting present.
2019 commenced with welcome rains which sustained through a swift and uniform budbreak. With summer came waves of benevolent, but potent heat. The season closed gracefully with a cool October, all owing for a leisurely harvest pace.
Exuberant and inviting from first greeting, the 2019 Courtship fulfills our yearning for pure cabernet enjoyment. Aromas of splashy red fruit jump from the glass while ripe plum and raspberry are framed by rose and hibiscus on the palate. Fine tannins and a core of minerality elevate this stylish
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot, 6.5% Malbec
3% Cabernet Franc, 13.5% Merlot
19 months in 53% new French oak barrel
Harvested October 1 – October 24, 2019
739 cases produced