Brea Cabernet Sauvignon Massa Vineyard 2018Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
A lot of "new wave" Cali producers who I normally like have fallen short for me when it comes to Cabernet. It seems like they are trying too hard to pick early and make a tasteful, restrained wine when I want a little hedonism. The Brea, made by Chris Brockway of Broc Cellars, delivers where others have failed. It has the structure and grip of Bordeaux, which i love. It is restrained enough, with no new oak, but it's also not afraid to be California Cabernet. Blackberry, English Breakfast tea, iron, and thyme notes gave it a leaner, earthier feel but it has the weight and juicy ripeness to balance the more mineral, herbaceous elements. From a dry-farmed, organic vineyard near Carmel.