Tasting Notes from Winemaker Allison Tauziet:
The 2017 “Cariad” dances between exuberance and restraint. Deep notes of blackberry and licorice weave with warm spice flavors of curry, cumin, and cinnamon. Wet gravel, menthol, and chocolate notes draw the wine inward. On the palate the wine’s density and full creamy texture of broad tannins evoke a strong familiarity of recent vintages, boosted by a heightened acidity in 2017 that adds juiciness and succulence.