Marietta Game Trail Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
|California, North Coast, Mendocino
Red currant and blackberries jump from the glass and are balanced by supporting aromas of pinon pine and anise. This textural adventure moves from chewy to fine grained tannins to finish cleanly with a refreshingly focused fore mouth. The palate mixes the exuberance of blueberry jam with the mineral dustiness of crushed gravel. Evocative and ethereal while also structural and impactful, this is a Cabernet that develops in the glass and will yield years of beautiful expressions. This wine begs for grilled asparagus, roasted mushrooms, and blistered tomatoes with boar collar or a rib roast.
An aroma of violets and rose petals lends an uncharacteristic cast to this full-bodied and moderately tannic wine, as black cherries, parched earth and blackberries emerge on the sip.