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HOOK & LADDER CABERNET SAUVIGNON LAS AMIGOS VINEYARD CHALK HILL SONOMA 2016
NVWE Notes: This Cabernet amply demonstrates the fruit clarity, depth and tannic structure that is clearly possible, yet seldom realized, in this fine appellation. Darkly focused from start to finish, it will prove a brilliant match to grilled steaks and darkly caramelized roasts now, but may reach grander heights if allowed a few years of cellar-time. The aromas are a chiseled mix of blackberry, blueberry, black currant, cedar, clove, graphite, and dark forest-floor scents. Contrasts of gutsy fruit, firming tannic grip and dark minerality are notable on the palate, yet the wine’s deep core of fruit is never less than dominant, carrying its richness and bright focus through a lingering finish. 3500 cases produced.