Named after the precious gemstone ‘Lapis Lazuli’, this wine is only made during the best vintage and has impressive character that only gets better with age.
Beautiful ruby red color. Elegant nose: black fruits like cassis, black cherry and plum. The palate shows good acidity and balance, ripe and soft tannins, floral and spicy notes with a long finish.
Pairs well with BBQ pork ribs, Asian stir-fry and roasted vegetables.
Their top red is not produced every year, so from the 2011 I tasted last time they jumped to the 2014 Lazuli Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2014 was produced from vines cropped at 5.5 tons of grapes per hectare. It fermented in 6,500-liter stainless steel vats after four days of cold soak. Malolactic was in barrel, where the wine matured for 16 months. Thirty percent of the barrels were new, yet the wine does not show any oak flavors or aromas, and it feels very nicely integrated. This is balsamic, a little earthy and especially elegant, insinuating rather than in-your-face. The palate is very sleek, with super refined tannins and very good freshness. This was the last Lazuli blended by the late Paul Pontallier of Château Margaux. This certainly over delivers for the price asked. This has great elegance and should age for a very long time.The Wine Advocate April 2017
Medium body, silky tannins and a savory finish. Berry and cherry character. Flavorful finish. Nicely done for this wine. Shows more composure than the past. Drink now.James Suckling May 2017
- Varietal Composition:
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Avg Elevation:
- 2100 feet
- Avg Age of Vines:
- 30 years
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