October 1, 2013
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Bone Ash Vineyard (125 cases made) possesses a dense ruby/purple color as well as a beautifully sweet nose of creme de cassis, blueberries, licorice and lavender. The complex aromatics are followed by a full-bodied wine that reveals some tannin, but its overall impression is one of opulence, luxurious richness and an extravagantly long finish. This terrific Cabernet is a benchmark for what can be achieved in Calistoga. It can be drunk now or cellared for 20-25 years.
The Venge family, sourced the Bone Ash Cabernet from their 12-acre family vineyard in Calistoga. The name is taken from the white volcanic soils that some refer to as tufa.