Tasting Notes from Winemaker Allison Tauziet:
The 2016 “Cariad” is inviting and magnetic. Driven more by its energetic presence than any one detail, the 2016 is expansive both aromatically and texturally. A spectrum of dark fruits combines with notes of incense, licorice, and dry rub spices to form an intoxicating bouquet. Crushed rock, cobble, and loam anchor the wine with a strong sense of minerality. Flavors saturate the intense mid palate. The “Cariad” gains momentum as it builds layers across the palate, finishing with extraordinary persistence.
The 2016 “Cariad” is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot.