2015 Black List XIX Magnum
Gloriously “deep purple” in hue, aromas of blackberry, black cherry, and peppercorn announce the arrival of our Black List XIX with a declarative bravado. True to its Howell Mountain origins, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon presents itself as a spirited front-man to what Las Posadas can bestow. Smatterings of cassis layered with notes of ripe black plum, licorice, sweet oak, and spice create a rich rendition of flavor, complexity and texture . When framed by the grainy tannins that engender the grip and structure emblematic of this noble appellation, the ride to the finish issues a satisfying and resounding deliverance.
Boldly expressive, exuberant, and on the verge of brashness, this Black List selection is bound to please in a fashion that is reminiscent of the classic American rock n’ roll icons, Van Halen …featuring the rambunctious likes of Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth, and company …who rose to acclaim exhorting all of us to…Jump! (…which is much easier said than done from 2100 feet above the fog line.)