2021 Sextant X-Series Caladoc
Crossing cabernet sauvignon and grenache has yielded a seemingly exponential effect of varietal characteristics while maintaining balance and composure. Cinnamon, cassis, and cloves waft on the nose at first swirl. Notes of ripe cherries, blackberries, and figs become prominent, then inklings of cranberries, raspberries, and eucalyptus appear. Robust texture enables the flavors to tumble and coalesce over the entire palate, with hints of espresso, mocha, and vanilla trailing on the lengthy finish.