ABOUT THIS WINE
The latest red blend from winemaker Jenny Wagner is named for great-great grandfather Johannes Glos who arrived in Napa Valley in the 1800’s. He earned the nickname "The Walking Fool" for his good-natured personality & easy grin as he walked into town from his homestead on Howell Mountain.
The 2019 Caymus Suisun 'The Walking Fool' offers another version of the Wagner Family's signature bold, spicy, and fruit-driven reds. Dry farmed in Napa's neighboring Suisun AVA, the Zinfandel and Petite Sirah bring a distinct sense of place to the glass, while the thoughtful cask aging imparts toasty warmth and a velvet-soft mouthfeel to the ripe tannins of this stunningly crimson and inky Cali classic.
A silky scarlet red with luminous highlights, this wine opens with a lean earthiness—the scent of rustic wood mixes with sweet spice, a whiff of cigar box, dusty pavement and old leather, infused with garden ripe strawberries and cherries. The palate is smooth and lively, featuring flavors of juicy raspberry, the subtle tartness of cranberry, and notes of espresso and smoked meat. Underlying acidity makes this wine mouthwatering, while its tannins lend a gritty yet softly fine texture. On the finish: a trace of vibrant cranberry, luxurious cocoa and an extra kick of spice.