Venge Cabernet Sauvignon Igneus 2021, Calistoga, Napa Valley, California

The family’s viticultural roots flourished in 1976 with the purchase of a 17-acre vineyard in the Oakville District that was planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This fortunate development cast the family among the winemaking pioneers of Napa Valley. Born from fire and magmatic rock, Igneous Cabernet Sauvignon pays homage to the volcanic nature of Calistoga. Situated at the gateway of the Napa River headwaters and the alluvial base of Mount Saint Helena, we find magmatic forces that jettison healing hot springs, mineral rich soils, and a slightly warmer than average growing environment. This wine begins with wonderful purple color and aromatics that fall within the black fruit spectrum. Blackberry preserve and currant syrup fill the senses and pique curiosity. As this wine opens up, the background notes of sweet vanillin and earth come forth. The palate is silky and polished with a wonderful glide from start to finish. Cassis, anise, dried currant, blackberry and black cherry are all intertwined. Kirk Venge, Winemaker.

$126.99