Abreu Thorevilos 2015
Legendary Napa viticulturist, David Abreu, and talented winemaker, Brad Grimes, have together been consistently crafting some of California’s most profound Cabernet-based fine wines. The Thorevilos vineyard is somewhat of a curiosity as it sits at 800ft elevation, sandwiched between the St Helena and Howell Mountain AVAs, yet does not belong to either. No matter. This is a sublime release and possibly the best of the 2015s. It possesses similarly deep, rich and exuberant black and blue fruit, forest floor and graphite notes to its stablemates, but has an extra captivating floral dimension. An incredible wine with many decades of potential longevity.