2017 Songbook Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 1.5L in Wood Box
The 2017 Songbook is a wonderful example of how the synthesis of great terroir and exquisite farming can create legendary wines in difficult vintages. The Madrona Ranch components lend gravel notes and pure cassis, wild blackberry, bay laurel, and licorice root aromas and flavors. The Thorevilos Vineyard lots add damson plum, warm mission fig, juniper, and talc. Precise and well defined, this young wine exudes a confidence and purity on the palate. The lasting finish struts with an array of citrus botanicals, beef blood, and the spices anise, cinnamon, and coriander.