Omen Rorick Heritage Vineyard Cabernet 2018 | 93-Point Editors’ Choice Cabernet
Omen Rorick Heritage Vineyard Cabernet 2018 presents a deep and layered ruby-purple. An expressive wine with notes of violets, currant, chocolate, and spice. A generous mouthfeel with flavor and intensity. In addition, with notes of blackberry, coffee, and black tea that lead into a long and memorable finish.
93WE | Editors Choice One of the best Calaveras wines in memory, this full-bodied Cab has great concentration and a firm but creamy texture. It offers plenty of immediate appeal and also bodes well for continued aging. Blueberry, vanilla, and dark chocolate dominate the flavors while fine-grained tannins shape the mouthfeel. Best through 2026.
Sierra Foothills Treasure
100% Cabernet from an organic vineyard in the Calaveras AVA. At an elevation of 2,000 feet, Rorick Heritage Vineyard is a genuine hidden gem of California producing extremely low yields and wines of character. The vineyard is located in Calaveras County, just outside of the town of Murphys in the Sierra Foothills. While situated on limestone subsoils soils beneath a top layer of decomposed schist. The alpine growing season combined with limestone soils leave an indelible mark on the wines grown at Rorick Heritage Vineyard: beautiful aromatics, textural presence, and bright natural acidity are all hallmarks of the site.
Looking in the Sierra Foothills AVA for a less pricey zip code that would allow him to do just that. Then stumbling upon Matthew Rorick’s jewel of a vineyard. “I stayed up all night drinking wines grown right under my feet. Naturally with salt-of-the-earth grape growers from all over the world. While Remy found the wines remarkable in such a profound, terroir-driven way, that he fell deeply in love with California.
Omen Rorick Heritage Vineyard Cabernet 2018 | Sustainable, Vegan
Omen wines are named after an abandoned monastery. Sitting atop one of the vineyards managed by Atlas Vineyard Management, creators of the Omen line. A project of winemaker Alexandre Remy and his team. So, Omen produces lush, round, and ripe wines from vineyards in Paso Robles, the Sierra Foothills, and (for the Pinot) Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley AVA. Alex works with several different wineries to vinify his wines. Of course, firmly believing that grapes should never travel more than 20 miles from vineyard to winery to retain freshness.
So, all fruit is sustainably farmed with minimal intervention, working towards fully organic. Finally, all are vegan, and all are very limited production. In addition, Omen uses only Diam corks, guaranteed 100% TCA (cork-taint) free.