Memento Mori Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Wine AdvocateA decadent blend of fruit from Beckstoffer Dr. Crane, Beckstoffer Las Piedras, Oakville Ranch and Weitz vineyards, aged 22 months in 100% new French oak, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon has a very deep purple-black color and gorgeous nose of exotic spices and incense notions-cinnamon stick, cloves, star anise, fenugreek and sandalwood-with a cassis and plum preserves core, plus hints of cigar box and menthol. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is rich and opulent, with seductively velvety tannins and invigorating freshness, finishing very long with provocative earthy suggestions coming through.
Wine SpectatorPlump and complex, with juicy plum, blackberry, spice, cedar and graphite flavors, ending with red and black licorice notes and a long, layered aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2030. 500 cases made.