Obsidian Wine Co. Cabernet Sauvignon “Half Mile” 2019, a winery club member exclusive, is a barrel-selection blend of 84% Cab Sauv and 8% each Petit Verdot & Petite Sirah. A powerful wine by any measure, Half Mile is super-concentrated, structured and, even at this early stage, showing through its tannins a multi-layered and complex character. Richness of fruit and savory earth & spice combine to make a complete, special Cabernet Sauvignon. Decant for 2 hours before imbibement. Better yet hold and start drinking in 2026.
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. Wines in Half Mile’s price range don’t do well in my Value Rating System so I would look more closely at my review and your price comfort level. I.e. if you have no problem dropping $75 on a bottle of wine, then I’d call this an Awesome Value!
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.