2020 The Cure
“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” — Isaac Newton
Denner, Fulldraw, Kimsey & John Sebastiano Vineyards
The Cure, for all its balance, is addictive at its core. It has rich, supple tannins and lively acid that live together in harmony. The nose is overflowing with dark fruits, fennel, violets, and caramel. The palate showcases brooding olallieberry, tart red plums and a hint of pepper. It’s simply mouthwatering and has a finish for days and days.
Varietals were handpicked from September 17 – October 14, 2020, at the peak of flavor ripeness and phenolic maturity. Grapes were carefully cluster sorted, 100% destemmed and fermented in stainless steel. After a cold maceration, daily punch-downs, pump-overs and pneumotage were conducted.
95 pts | Wine Enthusiast
50% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre
Denner, Fulldraw, Kimsey and John Sebastiano Vineyards
September 17-October 14, 2020
20 months in 49% new French oak
384 cases on June 20, 2022
Food Pairing Notes
Backyard BBQ or a Chicago steakhouse dinner