2021 Democracy Cabernet Sauvignon


It's our fourth vintage of the illustrious Democracy and 2021 is our best vintage yet! Camille was inspired to find just the right vineyard blocks and she definitely delivered.

Sourced from Yountville (next door to Tokalon) and Coombsville vineyard sites, this Cab announces itself as a deep, dark, and decadent cab immediately.  Drawing on the sandy, silty soil of Yountville to give us all of the wonderful finesse and earthiness reminding me of my favorite left bank Bordeaux's as it's base, it's the high elevation and cooler climate of Coombsville that brings that Napa power that we know and love.

The glossy pitch black color shows this wine means serious business right from the start.  Swirl this in the decanter and the room fills with aromas of black cherry, espresso, tobacco and spice.  2021 is the real deal for Napa Cab, a dream vintage, and with Cam at the helm, we really see the beauty, layer after layer of rich dense fruit, powerful tannin, and incredible balance and freshness.  The massive blackberry, licorice, and melted chocolate flavors glide across your palate with the greatest of ease, sending you off to an eternal finish of roasted plum, leather and earth.  And while I can’t wait to see this evolve over the next 15 - 20 years, the Democracy has the depth and balance to drink beautifully today as well.  So pop it in the decanter for a couple hours while you prep and cook your favorite grilled meat and you’ll be in Cab drinking Heaven!


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