The inaugural release of 21 Grams from the 2005 vintage is a blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Petit Verdot from Pepper Bridge, Cold Creek, and Sagemoore vineyards. The wine was aged for over two years in 100% tight-grain French oak barrels, and rotated evenly between new and used barrels throughout the aging process to refine the tannins and integrate the oak’s influence over the wine once in the bottle.
This very elegant wine reflects the darkness and mysticism of the packaging in both the aromatics and flavors. Dark cherry, plums, mocha and tobacco dominate the aromatics, which are complemented by similar dark fruit flavors like rhubarb and dried figs. It is bold, complex, and layered with a nice long finish. The balance of fruit, acids, tannins, and body will allow this wine to age well over time. It’s youthful and can certainly be experienced young, but we expect that it will enter its prime in three to five years.