Elizabeth Spencer Cabernet Sauvignon Special Cuvée 2019, 750ml, Napa Valley, California

This wine shows a deep garnet hue in the glass, with aromas of cassis and notes of cocoa and Bing cherries. A balanced palate offers ripe plum on the entry and finishes with dark fruits like blackberries and crushed raspberries. It’s nicely balanced, with present yet ripe tannins, integrated acidity, and a great finish. This wine has wonderful ageability. Vineyards: Fruit was selected from an array of vineyards located across Napa Valley’s finest appellations. Winemaking: Grapes were hand-picked and hand-sorted, lightly macerated, and then given a long, cold soak to extract color and flavor from the skins. Fermentation was allowed to begin with native yeasts and once complete, the wine was further macerated on the skins to increase color and flavor extraction. The wine aged for 24 months in a selection of French oak barrels before being bottled.