Coda 2017

45% merlot, 25% cabernet franc, 23% cabernet sauvignon, 7% petit verdot

coda, n. a. A music passage of more or less independent character introduced after the completion of the essential parts of a movement, so as to form a satisfactory conclusion, b. The second label of Cadence winery. The home for barrels not essential to the estate or vineyard blends.

Coda 2017 is already perfumed and complex, with dark fruit (cherries, plums), oak and baking spices. These aromas dance right into the palate, with red and black fruit on entry that folds around to a complete whiplash of flavors and intensity on the back half of the palate. Structurally there is solid acidity, a huge core of fruit, a long, lingering finish that features serious, pliant tannins. An exceptional vintage for Coda!

B. Smith