96 Points Jeb Dunnuck: Coming from Red Mountain and 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Cabernet Franc brought up in 80% new French oak, the 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Curiositas offers more red and black fruits to go with classic Red Mountain minerality, notes of graphite and tobacco, full-bodied richness, and building, firm, yet ripe tannins. It’s going to need 3-5 years of bottle age, but it’s a classic expression of this terroir.
96 Points IWR: “A blend of mostly 83% Cabernet Sauvignon with an additional 17% Cabernet Franc added, the 2020 Red Mountain Curiositas is fermented in a combination of concrete and stainless steel and aged in 75% new French oak. Dark fruit and black currant driven on the nose, it’s a classic Red Mountain Cabernet that gifts that classic minerality and dried mountain sagebrush note you find in these lovely wines. It’s still a baby and will show much better in 2024 and then enjoy for the next 15-20 years.”
Winemaker Notes: This is our flagship Cabernet Sauvignon from a selection of vineyards in the Red Mountain AVA. It provides a nice contrast to the Bellamy, which is from Walla Walla Valley in that it is more structured and powerful on the nose and palate.