Gemstone Alluvial Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Yountville|
Our Alluvial Selection Estate Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the structure and superior terroir of our vineyard. The upper blocks of the vineyard sit on volcanic deposits from the neighboring Vaca Mountains. These deposits form an alluvial fan, a unique geological feature that gives us well-draining, rocky soils and low yields of small, extraordinarily flavorful berries.
The 2019 Alluvial Selection is powerful and voluptuous, with notes of cassis, blackberry, dark chocolate and tobacco. Full-bodied, the palate delivers fine-grained, silky tannins with a vibrant finish. This expressive wine will age beautifully for 20+ years.
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Alluvial Selection comes from more cobbly, rocky soils closer to the Silverado Trail, and it's a bigger, richer wine, offering lots of iron, mineral, black herbs, leather, and assorted red and black fruits. This full-bodied, concentrated, balanced 2019 will keep for upwards of 20 years.
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Alluvial Selection offers notable brightness and tension that bring out distinctly reddish tonalities of fruit. Fine grained tannins give an impression of energy and finesse. This is one of the most complete and engaging wines I have tasted from Gemstone in some time.