Scribe Atlas West Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley California

Scribe Winery in Sonoma, Calif. produces vibrant, terroir-driven wines. The winery – founded in 2007 on a property that pioneered pre-prohibition Sonoma Valley winemaking – is managed by fourth-generation California farmers and brothers, Andrew and Adam Mariani. 2018 Atlas West Cabernet Sauvignon – This vineyard is on a West-facing slope, above the fog line, on the Northern ridge of the Atlas Peak AVA. The Hambright and Guenoc soils, are dominated by red volcanic material with lots of flatrock, providing exceptional drainage to the hillside vineyard. After much needed, record-breaking winter rains lingered into early Spring, the vines came out of dormancy in mid March. Wet soils and mild temperatures moved the vines through to veraison with ease, before several heat waves jumpstarted an early, quick harvest.