WSI94 WA93 Medium garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is scented of black raspberries, black cherries and blackberries with touches of pencil shavings, bay leaves and damp soil. Medium-bodied and packed with juicy red and black fruit flavors, it has a refreshing acid line and soft, approachable tannins, finishing long with a lovely herbal lift.
This is a relatively new, single-vineyard wine co-produced by two couples—Paul and Lisa Martin and Fred and Darcy Croshaw. The grapes come from a tiny one-acre, organically farmed vineyard to the north of Ehlers Lane in St. Helena. The style of these three vintages tasted is fresh, elegant and understated, possessing bags of energy and expression at what appears to be a very reasonable price.