Coda 2018

37% cabernet franc,  29% merlot, , 23% cabernet sauvignon, 11% 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.

Lovers of Cabernet Franc rejoice! Cabernet Franc again leads the blend in Coda 2018!  Rich, deep, expressive nose of dark cherries, minerals and pencil shavings. Very Euro in the best sense of the word. The palate is broad, silky and complex, in part owing to the wonderful texture of Cabernet Franc. Beautifully balanced acidity makes the wine come alive. Along with the firm, fine tannins the balance suggests long aging potential if you could possibly not drink it for its youthful vigor and sheer yum factor.

B. Smith