The Criminal Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley Sonoma County, 2018

Prohibition: Us voted dry! Behind every law is a criminal ready to break it. Similarly, winemakers must push the boundaries of winemaking to produce wine so good it's almost criminal. They thrive in a dark speakeasy and are interrogated by the light. Smooth, yet bold. Devious aromas of black currants lead to illicit notes of dark fruit and cracked pepper followed by hushed notes of wet slate on the lingering finish. Not every rule creates a lawbreaker, but any law threatening wine this good will certainly create a criminal. Alc. 13.9% by vol. 27.8 Cellared and bottled by The Criminal, Healdsburg, CA.