Planted with Bordeaux varietals, the Pavots vineyard is extremely rocky, with volcanic soil. The resultant wines have concentrated, ripe fruit and are elegantly structured. The 2009 has dark, spiced hedgerow fruit on the nose; highly attractive and appealing. The tannins on the palate are silky-textured and effortlessly integrated, enswathing the black berry fruit. This is a subtle, elegant and restrained style of Californian Cabernet and supremely balanced, with a lovely vein of freshness that gives lift and verve to the overall structure. Long on the finish and rather moreish.
Mature 2015 - 2019
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