Coda 2020

50% cabernet franc, 45% merlot, 5% 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.

Our first estate Coda bottling and my, oh, my, it’s a baby Bel Canto for sure. Already complex and seamless, Coda shows the quality of the 2020 vintage with notes of rose petal, dark cherry and hints of menthol on the nose. The palate brings these flavors and more – Red Mountain dirt and minerals, more red fruit and a completely beguiling silky, caressing Cabernet Franc texture. The acidity and tannins are present but not intrusive, aiding a long, building finish.

B. Smith