Familiar Air Familiar Air Napa 2015
This wine it is the culmination of over ten years of friendship between taste-maker, importer, and wine broker, Kimberly Jones and winemaker, Benoit Touquette (Realm, Jack Quinn, Bernard Magrez, Fait-Main, Teeter-Totter).
The 2015 is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 4% Syrah, & 3% Petit Verdot coming from some of Touquette's favorite vineyards in Calistoga, Saint Helena, and Yountville. Truly as good as ever, it is rich and ripe with prominent aromas of raspberry, blackberry, cassis, and blueberry along with hints of sweet baking spice and cocoa. Lush and round on the palate with a soft kiss of acidity and very fine, integrated tannins. Super balanced, super sexy, another super must have... Only 169 cases produced.
Wine AdvocateComposed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 4% Syrah and 3% Petit Verdot, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon displays a deep garnet-purple color and fragrant notes of red roses, red and black currants, menthol and violets with touches of cinnamon stick and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, muscular and with a firm backbone of ripe, grainy tannins, the finish is not just persistent, it is thought-provoking and refreshing such that it keeps you coming back for more. Although it is drinking well now, it should have more to give with 2-3 years in the cellar and continue to give pleasure over the following 15 years.