WSI94+ 2019 Familiar Air Cabernet Sauvignon is 89% Cabernet and 11% Malbec. Tantalizing aromas lure you in. It is a rich and opulent wine, seductive and lush. Dark cherry and blackberry, cocoa and mocha. Integrated and elegant tannins that support the intensity and clarity with which the fruit expresses itself. A bold wine, it does not cross over to a state of hedonistic abandonment – but you could!
25% new French oak for 2 years in barrel.
Winemaker Notes: From a brilliant vintage, the 2019 familiar air offers primary aromas of spiced black fruit, cedar box and Chambord. Flavors of black cherry, mixed berries, and Asian spice are followed by rich lush tannins and a lingering silky finish. Although it is drinking well now, it will open up more with two to three years in the cellar and continue to evolve over the next 15 years.
Tony Biagi has now taken over winemaking and is giving his own personal touch to the wine. Biagi has built his career consulting some of the top wineries in Napa and Sonoma and is a co-owner in Hourglass and Patria wines. His clients have included Clos du Val, Sinegal, Amici, Lasseter and The Vineyardist. “Tony Biagi is not only gifted as a winemaker, he also has a talent for mentoring young, emerging winemakers,” notes Antonio Galloni who named him 2020 Winemaker of the Year for Napa Valley (Vinous Media).
The best vineyards in Napa Valley are sourced to produce this extremely limited bottling. “Familiar Air” is an historical reference to a connection that is beyond words … old friends meeting for the first time, effortlessly sharing each other’s space.