2021 LONELY HEART
100% Cabernet Sauvignon. A brooding, plush expression of Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2021 Lonely Heart shows aromatics of boysenberry, sweet tobacco, and crushed rock. On the palate, flavors of Luxardo cherries and dried oregano emerge, with a lush texture and lengthy finish. This is a multi-faceted Cabernet with depth and complexity in both its aromas and flavors. Despite a rich and opulent mouthfeel, the wine maintains elegance with fresh acidity and refined tannins.
87% new French oak 13% used French oak 21 months in barrel
The 2021 Lonely Heart is a single-vineyard cabernet sauvignon from our custom planted blocks at Quintessence on Red Mountain. Block 16 was planted in 2012 with clone 191. Grapes from this block produce wines with bold, fruit driven aromatics and expansive flavors. Block 32 was planted in 2014 with clone 2. The fruit from this block produces wines with an exceptional balance of rich aromatics and expansive layers of pepper and spice with broad, ripe flavors. When working with such extraordinary fruit we strive to elevate and support its unique qualities without obscuring the profile with heavy-handed winemaking techniques. Our goal is to allow the amazing qualities of the fruit to be freely expressed in the finished wine. Specific oak cooperage is selected to enhance the innate beauty and power in the wine without overwhelming the aromas and flavors. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was lightly pressed to barrel where aged for 21 months in 87% new French oak.