2018 No Fine Print Cabernet Sauvignon
I'm normally not one to reach for California Cab, but when my friend Lindsey, who loves juicy, full bodied California reds, came in looking for a wine to enjoy that night with a steak dinner, we decided to pop and try one of these. We were both drawn to the cool label (not surprising considering the artistic background of the duo behind it- they manage musicians like Skrillex and Chance the Rapper) but were more impressed by this balanced, juicy, fruit driven wine. Bursting with red and black fruit and a little bit of spiciness (though more from the Syrah and Petite Sirah than from any oak), this wine has tons of freshness and a round, smooth texture that makes it easy to drink, with or without food. It's become one of my go-to recommendations in a style that many people are looking for. ~ Ryan Smith, Enoteca Direct
The team has worked in concert with winemaker Trevor Sheehan, who has long possessed critical vineyard relationships. This versatile, energetic Lodi Cabernet is composed of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah, and 10% Petite Sirah. While the Cabernet Sauvignon was raised for one year in neutral French oak, the Syrah and Petite Sirah were vinified separately in stainless steel. This positively quaffable California Cab boasts heaps of dark fruit and warming spices, wound with plush texture and astonishing nuance.