Coda 2019

48% merlot,  25% cabernet franc, , 18 petit verdot, 9% cabernet sauvignon

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 leads with merlot as in many years’ past, but you may notice that the percentage of cabernet sauvignon is significantly smaller than previous versions. The nose is already deep and broad; filled with spice, crunchy red fruit, pomegranate, and stones.  These are echoed on the palate where deep red fruit plays off the fresh acidity in waves of flavors.  The tannins are intense and firm but refined and perfectly balanced against the acid and fruit structure.  This is poised, serious juice ready for a good decant or a couple years in the cellar.

B. Smith