The 2020 Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon is a solid example of the variety at a realistic price. Hints of tea-like herbals and floral notes accent cassis on the nose, while the medium-bodied palate is crisp, linear and streamlined, coming to a long, focused finish framed by dusty tannins.
10% new Taransaud French oak hogsheads. Remainder in one to seven year old French oak hogsheads.
The many parcels making up this wine were crushed into and fermented in open top vessels, with regular pump overs (three daily over peak fermentation) to extract color, flavor and tannins. Average time ‘on skins’ was 14 days. The batches were then drained and pressed to tank and then racked to barrel for oak maturation.
The bouquet springs forward with high tone notes of cedar, black current, sarsaparilla, fresh liquorice, cloves, aniseed and smoked meats
The palate is medium weight in texture, this wine starts out with a nice core of dark berry fruits that draw late into the palate. When the tannins take overt, hey are broad in appeal, with loads of cassis and black fruit flavors. This is a wine that offers immediate pleasure and will regard 8+ years in a good cellar.