Heady aromas of cassis, blackberry, white pepper, vanilla and wild berries in the nose that continue to the richly layered mid-palate where blueberry, baker’s chocolate and tobacco dominate. The mouth is rich and supple but kept in perfect balance with silky tannins and well-mannered acidity.
One heck of an impressive 2017, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Stormy Weather boasts a classic, almost old school-like vibe in its spicy, herbal, oaky aromas and favors, and it opens up nicely with time in the glass and is complex and nuanced. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, this textured, balanced, rock-solid Calistoga Cabernet will evolve for 10-15 years. Unfortunately, there are less than 400 cases made. — Jeb Dunnuck 93pts