2017 Primrose trail, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gray Block No. 21, Calistoga, Napa
94 Pts. Martin Sheehan-Stross,
A dense Cabernet featuring notes of cedar, sweet tobacco, and tanned leather to go along with intense fruit tones. Grilled purple plum, macerated blackberries, and roasted coffee bean are all present on the long finish which is driven by firm tannin.
On the nose of both red and black fruits. Coffee, vanilla, molasses and herbs de Provence round out the aromatics. The palate is laden with black cherry, dark chocolate and espresso beans while the finish reveals layers of dark fruit and blueberries with hints of toasted oak.
2017 Primrose trail, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
95 Pts. Martin Sheehan-Stross,
A wine with a great balance between fruity and earthy components. Strawberry and black cherry lead the way, followed with notes of rhubarb, grilled herbs, and steeped black tea. Medium, heading into full bodied with a long, silky finish.