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Curiositas

2016 Curiositas

95+ Points, Jeb Dunnuck
Tasting notes

Curiosity is the lust of the mind,” said philosopher Thomas Hobbes and so, lustful we are. We lusted for a Cabernet that knew no bounds, reached beyond the norm, brought something new to the literal table, and...we made it. “Curiosity is the soul of our wines,” says Mike. “It is what drives our willingness to engage in the depths of complexity of wine and this wine celebrates that. We could make it easier on ourselves but we must fulfill our curiosity.” What he’s really saying is, we are wine geeks. Running under the assumption that you are too, grab a bottle of this stellar wine and prepare to get your geek on.

PRODUCTION NOTES

Curiositas is an elegant, complex and lush, yet subtle, wine. Its tone of freshness evokes a Margaux-styled fragrant Cabernet Sauvignon. Planted high on Red Mountain these vines get full exposure to all the elements. “It is beautifully situated, with more vines doing less work, and planted with higher density,” says winemaker Ali. “It lends itself to complexity so how could we not take advantage of that?” Curiosity may have killed the cat but that’s why at cat has nine lives, right? If we had nine lives, we’d choose to celebrate each one with this wine.


VITALS:

100% Cabernet Sauvignon 

BIRTHPLACE:

Obelisco Vineyard, Red Mountain AVA 

PRODUCTION :

864 Cases

ALCOHOL:

14.6%

pH:

3.67

RESIDUAL SUGAR:

0 g/L 

PURCHASE

2016 Curiositas Reviews

“JEB DUNNUCK 95+ The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon comes all from Red Mountain and was fermented all in concrete with the idea of a soft, gentle extraction to manage the Red Mountain tannins. Aged 19 months in 70% new French oak, its deep ruby/purple color is followed by a beautiful perfume of crème de cassis, blackberries, crushed rocks, and sappy green herbs. With medium to full-bodied richness, subtle background oak, and ripe yet present structure, it’s a brilliant Cabernet that’s going to benefit from short-term cellaring and keep for 15+ years.”

-- Jeb Dunnuck, Jeb Dunnuck

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