Penfolds Bin 600 California Cabernet Shiraz 2018
Save $14.00 (22%)
|Region||California, Sonoma County|
Gleaming crimson color with dark core. Spices waft on he nose - clove, sage and turmeric are in immediate suspension. Conversation diverts to cold coffee grounds, raw coconut kernel and jasmine tea. Fragrant salsa verde is dissected down to its components: flat leaf parsley, anchovy and basil. Oak provides a platform for these two varietal blending companions, a springboard for the blackberry and quince. Medium-bodied palate as intended. Sweet liquorice, brimming with potent aniseed forms the flavor backbone and contributes to the glycerous texture. Radiating from this backbone is pepper-rubbed pastrami, rare roast beef, cocoa dusting, semi-dried dates and freshly harvested persimmons. An open textural weave - easily identified as shiraz-driven given 175+ years of history with this variety. Familial yet inaugural!
This is a blend of 78% Napa Valley- and Sonoma-grown Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Shiraz from Paso Robles. It is a smooth and earthy wine that offers flavors of leather, earth, iron and crushed rock cut against herbal accents.
Modest in scale, but delivers a pure beam of raspberry and cherry purée, with light floral and anise hints in the background. Finish is unencumbered by toast and lingers prettily. Tasted three times, with consistent notes. Drink now through 2022. 12,818 cases made. — JM