A little mean at first, but with air this gets friendlier. Nose develops very floral, delicate red berry fruit, with loads of slightly smoky, flinty cracked stone minerality. Lean and intense, but light in weight. Its flavors definitely highlight bitter minerally notes over fruit. Nice acidity and a long, mineral finish. Demanding on its own, it was really nice with a meat-heavy pizza.
UPDATE: Night 2, the bitterness has receded and been replaced by more fruit. It’s still lean and athletic, but more balanced. That development over the course of 24 hours suggests this will improve over the next few years. Upping score from 9.0 to 9.1. — 4 months ago
This wine grew on me. So much more mineral versus acid driven, which took me a bit to warm to. But this is really interesting and really does taste like smoky stones (in a good way). Very easy to drink. — 4 years ago
Yes, little spicy and good acidity perfect to Pizza. — 4 months ago
Powerful, delicious — 2 years ago
Grassy, crisp mineral stone fruits. Not much of a white drinker but this was great with seafood. — 5 years ago
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon DI CO is a very pretty, delicate wine. Aging has really given the 2018 an extra level of polish I did not see in the barrel sample last year, especially in its contours. Inky dark blue/purplish fruit, sage, mint and lavender add expressive layers of aromatic nuance. This is an impressive wine, especially in its peer group. Readers who want to drink the 2018 young should give it a good bit of air first. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2021)
— 6 months ago