For the wine snob: A cold spring and a moderate, even weather without accelerating heat spikes set up a late red wine harvest that stretched through October into early November. The long growing season allowed for ample flavor accumulation and ripening, creating plush, luxurious wines. The healthy yields of 2021 and several riper picks in late October into November, allowed for a larger than normal Caudrilla cuvee.
For the rest of us: 75% Syrah, 15% Grenache, 10% Sangiovese. 2021 Cuadrilla opens up with dark ripe plum highlighted with bright fresh red berries. Deep and supple with the fine chalky tannins already married with a smooth, polished texture. An alluring otherness of wet stones, mint, and mocha prevail from the nose through the mouth captivating the senses beyond just the magnificently pleasurable profile.