Winery Notes: “The Cabernet Sauvignon in this blend comes from Block 2A at the Tench Vineyard, which is all red dirt. This soil profile gives us more blue fruits then black, but the tannins are also a little gentler, which we balance by blending in Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Franc has massive tannins. That addition adds concentration and structure, pulling the wine back on the palate for a mouthwatering finish. There is no doubt the concentration we achieved blending the EE in 2019 is phenomenal.”
Robert Parker 99 Points: “Made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the 2019 Proprietary Red EE Tench Vineyard is a barrel sample with a deep garnet-purple color. It leaps out of the glass with crème de cassis, blueberry pie and black cherry cordial with nuances of potpourri, kirsch and tobacco leaf. Full-bodied, the palate is bright and refreshing with bags of juicy fruit and a soft texture, finishing with a floral lift.”
Jeb Dunnuck 98 Points: “Lots of smoked black raspberry, cassis, sappy herbs, and forest floor notes emerge from the 2019 Tench Vineyard EE Red Wine, a soft, supple, incredibly opulent barrel sample that hits all the right notes. With terrific purity, ripe, supple tannins, and outstanding length, it should be one of the more accessible wines on release yet still have a long evolution given its balance.”
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