Venge Igneous Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Calistoga|
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. Ideal conditions for producing perfection in the glass.
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. The acid and tannins are perfectly balances, creating a savory texture that causes a desire for more. Delicious!
This wine will drink its best from 2022 through 2032.
Classic Cabernet black fruits, tobacco, crushed rock, violets, and subtle herbal nuances all emerge from Venge’s 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Igneous, a medium to full-bodied, balanced Calistoga Cabernet that has beautiful purity of fruit. I like it today, yet it should age for 15+ years as well.