Fortunate Son Wines The Warrior Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
|Brand||Fortunate Son Wines|
Jayson Woodbridge applies his signature brand of genius to this new project from very old vines. 85-90-years-old, to be more specific. 92% Cabernet Sauvignon is bolstered by a proprietary selection of red varieties tucked into the vineyard. Deep in color and flamboyant in presentation, the nose is rich with redcurrant preserves, cassis, dark chocolate and roses, plus hints of Indian spices and a hard line of iron ore. The palate is pure velvet, beautifully fresh and loaded with spicy layers. Fans and followers of Hundred Acre will want to scoop up this well-priced endeavor from such a renowned winemaker.
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon The Warrior is riveting stuff, offering an incredible array of sweet darker currants, tobacco leaf, lead pencil, and classy oak. It's a big, rich wine, yet it's not over the top and has a semi-opaque purple hue, medium to full body, seamless tannins, and a layered, silky, incredibly satisfying style that's going to evolve for two decades.
Across the board, the 2019s at this address are riper and plusher than the 2018s, and Fortunate Son's 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon The Warrior is no exception. Black cherries and red cherries join cedar and vanilla shadings on the nose, while the full-bodied palate is expansive and plush, turning velvety on the long finish.