Trig Point Cabernet Sauvignon 2020, Diamond Dust Vineyard, Alexander Valley, California

Trig Point is produced by Nick & Yolyn Goldschmidt; the wines they produce are all single vineyard, handcrafted, small production, artisan wines. The Diamond Dust Vineyard sits on a bench land site in the Alexander Valley facing southeast in a beautiful bowl, protecting the vineyard from the wind. The early morning fog and deep gravelly loam soils are ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. 2020 vintage – Rainfall 2/3 of average. Warly warmth precipitated harvest beginning 10 days earlier than usual. Very small crop – 60% of normal; light & rare vintage! Fully barrel fermented. Aged 18 months in 25% new oak barrels, 60% French, 30% American, 20% Hungarian. Winemaker notes: Primary aromatics of black cherry and mocha. The nose also exhibits wide-ranging yet subtle layers of complexity, from violets to blueberries to red currants. Background notes of flint and graphite show in this 2020 vintage. The palate is intense and generous with plenty of fresh fruit. Black currants, blueberries and chocolate flavors are accompanied by long and supple toasty oak finish. A rare vintage. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.