ABOUT THIS WINE
2019 was quite similar to the “Winemaker’s Dream Vintage” of 2018. Following winter rains that saturated the soils, the vines coming out of dormancy had ample water to ensure a healthy bud break. The growing season brought cooler-than-average temperatures throughout spring and summer. These temperatures, combined with the absence of any notable heat events during berry formation, ensured ideal flavor development. As a result, our 2019 wines offer exceptional energy and depth, with beautifully articulated varietal flavors and a subtle underlying power that reflects their mountain origins.
77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, & 4% Cabernet Franc
91 POINTS - "A blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Mountainside has a deep garnet-purple color, bursting with bold scents of black cherries, mulberries and warm cassis, plus hints of fragrant earth and cedar. Full-bodied, intense and possessing bags of fresh, lively black fruits, it has a firm structure of grainy tannins, finishing long with a spicy kick." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
90 POINTS - "Including 19% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, aged in 80% new French oak, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Mountainside sports a deep purple hue as well as big, juicy nose of red plums, blackberries, flowery incense, and spice. It's medium to full-bodied, round, and supple, and ideal for drinking over the coming decade or so. Best After 2022" - Jeb Dunnuck
90 POINTS - "This is a lush, soft red that's supple in tannin, with layers of dried herb, caramel, toffee and black fruit. It is engaging in its youth, showing a full-bodied palate that finishes in sweet oak." - Wine Enthusiast
From its inviting cherry and black currant aromas to its hints of vanilla, sage, and clove, this wine displays lovely French oak-inspired layers of sweetness and spice. The lush, dark berry layers echo on the beautifully balanced palate, where elegant, fine-grained tannins and an energetic beam of acidity frame the generous fruit flavors while carrying the wine to a long fruit and spice finish.