The history of Scribe starts in 1858, just ten years after California joined the Union, when Emil Dressel, son of a famous Champagne producer came to California in search of his fortune. Fast forward through phyloxera, WW I & II, the150 year old property was in disrepair. The “Scribe” folks are returning it to a thriving ecosystem. The 100+ year old Mission Hacienda, once home to the Dressels, is being restored as a tasting room and event center. The Mariani brothers have access to some of the most amazing fruit sources as well, and are crafting first rates wines from their various vineyards.
Scribe 2009 Cabernet “Outpost East” Atlas Peak, Napa Valley
Retail $70.00 – GGWC 64.99 – FREE SHIPPING on six or more
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The 2009 Cabernet is a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The wine is aged for 18 months in high-end French oak barrels and a good 2 year in bottle before being released! You’ll have to decant this puppy and let it breathe for a good hour or two (or cellar it for a few years). I was very impressed with this youngster – both the wine and winemaker are youngsters! On the nose this wine showcases intense aromas of sweet cherries, a touch of vanilla and a whiff on minerality. On the palate this full-bodied wine serves up generous amounts of mouth-filling flavors – black currant, cocoa, black plums with a touch of toasty vanilla and anise on the finish. The wine finishes gracefully and long, with a good 45 second finish.