Chris Bilbro planted this 10-acre parcel on a south-facing hillside where the influence of the coast, the surrounding forest and the elevation (1,400 feet) combine to ripen cabernet slowly. Cool red fruit carries through this 2021, rising in the end as the tannins tessellate into a quiet explosion of glistening mountain-grown cabernet. The texture is soft, built on those abundant, polished tannins. Plump and refreshingly light at once.
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