2021 Bull by the Horns
"Sometimes you have to grab the bull by the horns,” is what my father always told me when he smelled a challenge. Today my biggest challenge, and “Bull” so to speak, is Cabernet Sauvignon. I love crafting balanced, textured, decadent Cabernets. But the real challenge is: How do you make great Cabernet for an affordable price? My answer is … Bull by the Horns.
The fruit was destemmed, 3-5 day cold soak, followed by pump-overs and punch-downs 3 times a day during fermentation. Aged 10 months in stainless steel tanks, and French barriques, 20% new oak.
Sugar-dusted black currant and cherry, birch beer, espresso, chocolate mint, black licorice, maple candy. Classic, authentic Cabernet structure, true to varietal, fine tannins that stretch to a long, refined, and graceful finish.
91 Points Vinous
94 Points Robert Parker