2015 RICKSHAW Cabernet
The 2015 vintage was a blessing and a curse. Yields ended up being painfully low in many places in Northern California after three relatively big vintages in row. The vines sought to recover by producing less fruit, and the drought was once again a factor. On the flip side, the small amount of fruit that was produced by the vines tended to be extraordinary. The vintage is exceptionally concentrated and possesses extra levels of complexity. The quality is perhaps the best we’ve seen this decade.
TASTING NOTES | 2015 RICKSHAW Cabernet is a compelling wine from the get-go with a potpourri of aromas including macerated cherries, violets, bay and cocoa. It’s followed by flavors of black cherry, framboise, chocolate covered espresso bean, and plum. The wine carries through with excellent length and a certain refreshment that invites the next sip.
We used our toolkit of Bordeaux blending varieties to give this wine an extra sense of class and presence on the palate. Each component gently framing and lifting the Cabernet Sauvignon.