QUILT NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON, CALIFORNIA 2019
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Napa Valley, California
What's so Special: Classic yet complex, romantic but not ostentatious, Quilt is Joe Wagner’s tribute to the character of Napa Valley and its rolling patchwork of vineyards. Each wine in the collection is crafted from vineyards hand-selected by Joe, a native of Napa Valley and fifth-generation winemaker.
Tastes Like: Deep, dark brick red to blood plum. A seamless blend of crème de cassis, hazelnut, cocoa, blackberry preserves, a charred-meat bitterness, dark fruits and blackberry pie along with suggestions of dark licorice, stewed rhubarb, strawberry, spice and vanillin. Rich and satisfying with chocolate brownie, yogurt, molasses, brown sugar and rhubarb notes presented in perfect balance with higher-toned fruit emphasis.
Pairs With: Steak Frites, Grilled Pork Chop, an impressive-looking watch.
What the Pros Say: Somm Journal - 94 Points: "Winemaker Joe Wagner’s expert touch brings layered notes of leather, dark chocolate, espresso, and blackberry to this expressive, concentrated red. As the liquid washes across the palate, a patchwork of earth, dark fruit, and slate melds with the well-constructed body"