Cosmologist Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 | Exclusive Sonoma Biodynamic
Cosmologist Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 pours dark ruby. While aromas of cassis, dark cherry, and plum come to the fore, while a note of tar and black olive hint at the complexity to come. The high-toned palate is impressively polished, laden with concentrated primary fruit, dark chocolate, and a dusting of spice that’s woven through with silky tannins. Beautifully integrated yet tightly wound, the mouthwatering finish lingers on a lifted note that inspires multiple repeat sips, and ensures at least a decade of longevity in the cellar.
Cosmologist shares the same voluptuous elegance, concentration, minerality, and mountain spice as the $175 estate wines made from those vines. Most of all, which Robert Parker has called “Cabernets that deserve serious attention. Yet, coming from the most meticulously farmed parcel in that same vineyard. As a result, we’ve got this Cabernet at over 80% off the standard retail for wines from this estate.
So, standing in the middle of a 200-acre vineyard in Sonoma County known for its limited-production 95+ point Cabs that sell out immediately on release. It’s one of the few sites outside Napa that’s known for luring 100-point consultants outside the Napa’s borders. And one whose Cabs Robert Parker has called “terrific, full-throttle, beautifully balanced and pure.”.
So, Cosmologist Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 had a lot going for it. First, sharing the same farming method as the world’s top estates, like Pontet-Canet, Cristal Champagne, and Domaine Leroy. While bursting with energy right out the gate. Of course, its primary fruit flavors of blackberry, plum, and cassis were as vibrant, juicy, and articulated. So, what you’d find at a late summer farmers market.
Alexander Valley Magnificence
Tinged with unmistakable Alexander Valley spice and minerality, the M&M’s comment seemed even more absurd. But Andy had just explained biodynamics. Notably, the farming methodology which blends organics with the biodiversity of the land surrounding the vineyard. And follows cosmic cycles planting and harvesting—as the ancients did—based on the position of the moon, planets, and stars. To the uninitiated, biodynamics can sound like a lot like mysticism. While signifying to us the extreme detail and cares bestowed upon every last inch of a vineyard. And in the Cosmologist Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 that attention to detail is palatable.