The Atom Dark Matter Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
The Atom ‘Dark Matter’ California Cabernet. One of nature’s greatest unsolved mysteries meets one of our most beloved wines. Seeking to achieve the perfect, zero-deficit flavor profile, we harvest clusters at the point of perfect ripeness & combine them at the press before a slow, meticulous fermentation. Allowed to rest in perfect darkness, the unfolding of an elemental prowess takes shape. A smoldering nose of black pepper & currant melds seamlessly into a lush, robust palate of velvety violet, tobacco leaf, cassis & subtle licorice. Balanced acidity & integrated tannins linger at the tongue for what seems an endless night.
A heavy, sweet-oak component obscures most of the fruit flavor in this medium-bodied wine. It tastes like wood smoke, cedar and mint all the way through.