New Release: Lot 905 2020 Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
You’d be hard-pressed to find another Sonoma Cab with this level of pedigree and power at this price tag, so grab it while you can because it won’t last long!
Sonoma Valley continues to impress us with excellent Cabernets that are somehow still flying under the radar, and today’s release, Lot 905 2020 Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon fits into that category like a mighty fist in a velvet glove.
Lot 905 was sourced from a well-known producer known for its Bordeaux-inspired, European-style reds. Nestled between the Sonoma Mountains to the west and the Mayacamas Mountains to the east, the source vineyards benefit from a diverse range of microclimates and fertile soils, producing wines that exhibit richness, ripe fruit flavors, and approachability. This is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot from their two vineyards, and spent 18 months in French oak (40% new) which gives this wine a rich, well-rounded structure. With yields down in 2020, you’d be hard-pressed to find another Sonoma Cab with this level of pedigree and power at this price tag, so grab it while you can because it won’t last long!
In the glass, it pours a deep purple with concentrated notes of raspberry, blackberry, blackcurrant, and cassis on the nose. On the palate, that rich black fruit is backed by graphite, grippy tannins, and judicious oak. This wine is still finding its own so give it a nice decant if you want to sip it now, or throw a case or two in the cellar for a bit as it has the structure to easily last another 10+ years.
Watch as Chris Lafleur, Sommeliers Creed for Cameron Hughes walks us through a tasting.