Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Dry Creek Valley Reserve
My 8th vintage of Dry Creek Valley Cabernet is dark inky purple, with multiple and complex legs that last for minutes, hinting at the future: the initial legs are fat and slow but segue into medium legs followed by fast thin ones. We love the classic aromas from Ricci Vineyards. I get sweet oak, sawdust, and cedar box. There are hints of cherry cola, blueberry, and aromatic French herbs. Perhaps even a wisp of milk chocolate and red fruit. The flavors show both red and blue fruits, balanced against ethereal cherry cola and sweet oak. The texture is broad but not dense, and coherent from start to finish. The mouthfeel is elegantly balanced. From mid palate on I get a soft creaminess that ends with alcohol and lip-smacking. Limited production: 195 cases. Now 190.