2018 Bel Canto

Bel Canto 2018

73% cabernet franc, 27% merlot

bel canto, n. a. A style of singing characterized by beauty of tone rather than dramatic power [Italian, literally: beautiful singing], b.  Cadence blend of cabernet franc and merlot grown on its estate, Cara Mia Vineyard.

Blueberries and cherries mingle with savory herbs and minerals on a  gloriously rich nose. The first taste confirms these flavors and ushers in waves of concentrated complexity and interplay between acid, fruit and firm tannins. Utterly poised and graceful yet packing an enormous presence. If Bel Canto were an athlete it would be a gymnast or ice skater, supremely strong but entirely graceful. 265 cases

B. Smith