Kashmir exemplifies the very best of the estate’s Cabernet Sauvignon. Kept separately throughout the winemaking process, the lots for the final cuvée that are hand-selected by our winemaker are only produced in years he feels are an exceptional representation of the vintage and estate.
In 2019, we experienced a late bud break. What started off as another drought year was saved by a welcomed five inches of rain in May that produced lush vigor in the vines. The growing season was marvelously consistent with no major heat spikes. This allowed for slow ripening, long hang-time and optimum flavors.
The 2019 Kashmir is an aromatic explosion of endless amounts of black and purple fruits. These deep fruit aromas are supported with layered notes of brambly blackberry, crème de cassis, plum, graphite, mocha and violets. As the wine continues to open, it greets you with elegant highs of crushed rock, espresso bean, black cardamom and tobacco.
An iron fist in a velvet glove, power and plush join forces in this harmoniously balanced wine. An ethereal expression of Moon Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon at its finest. It’s impossible not to open a bottle now, but rest assured this wine will age gracefully over the next couple of decades.
95pts —Antonio Galloni, Vinous