Dark brooding berry fruits, cocoa, toasty brown pie spices and black truffle flavors bring joy to the Obsidian’s Cabernet Sauvignon. A “mountain Cab” for sure, that stated the sweetness of fruit comes forward and holds up to the structure that comes naturally from the volcanic, over 2000 feet elevation, hillside vineyard. If you drink this in 2022 you won’t be alone, and you’ll be happy. Recommended, however, to drink 2024 and well beyond.
This DDWA Awesome Value Cabernet comes from Obsidian’s estate-grown “Obsidian Ridge Vineyard,” a unique, special vineyard that will surely gain in stature in the coming years. Planted to the five Bordeaux varieties plus a little Syrah, it’s an ideal site to make bold red wines with underpinnings of earth. That’s what you get from Obsidian and at fantastic values to boot.
The grape-growing, winemaking, sales and marketing team at Obsidian Wine Co. deliver outstanding wines from divergent topographies: “The Sea” of Poseidon Estate & “The Sky” of Obsidian Ridge Vineyard. The wines are pure, honest representations of the grape and the best of what California can offer. And fantastic values across the board. Few addendums to share…1) co-founders Peter and Arpad Molnar own a cooperage in Hungary which is the source of all barrels used in their winemaking. 2) Obsidian has a fantastic and convenient tasting venue in the Cornerstone Sonoma marketplace. Go there. 3) If you have room in your life for a(nother) wine club membership, consider Obsidian Wine Co’s. My reviews include two wines that are for club members only: Malbec and “Half Mile” Cab.