Sunce Winery & Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, Clone 2, Bevill-Mazzocco Vineyard, Alexander Valley, California
Tasting Note: Delayed gratification finally realized.
Having aged this bottle since its release, I was particularly happy to finally uncork this bottle from one of my favorite producers, and it was worth the wait.
With a nose of light black fruit, strawberry and black cherry, this cabernet delivers on your palate as promised on the nose and shows its age with garnet color around the edges.
This wine is surprisingly medium bodied rather than full bodied as was my expectation when I opened the bottle.
In terms of body, the mouth feel and fruit notes are closer to what you’d expect from a full-bodied gamay or pinot noir, but is shows plushness and complexity.
This wine is unfiltered, and perhaps you like I are of the opinion that this is value add to the aging process. This wine is spectacular indeed.
Bottle Note: This fifth planting in the Franicevic Series depicts a typical vineyard scene along the Dalmation Coast honoring the age-old tradition of clearing each rock by hand, thereby creating a labyrinth, in which to plant the vines. This classic Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon yields a rich texture and opulent framework of oak that leads to a mid-palate of violet, earth, and dark barriers, finishing with firm, yet velvety tannins. Only 6 barrels made.
Tasting Date: July 2015