2019 Hearst Ranch Bunkhouse Cabernet Sauvignon
Steve Hearst and Jim Saunders began their business and personal relationship after Jim purchased a Hearst Ranch tour at a Hearst Cancer Resource Center fundraiser. As the saying goes, "a meeting of the minds" developed into this benevolent project—Hearst Ranch Winery.
The hand-crafted offerings of Hearst Ranch Winery have been brought to life by the collaboration of sound agricultural practices, impeccable winemaking and the philanthropic involvement of Steve Hearst and Jim Saunders. The fruit from California’s Central Coast vineyards is among the finest in the world.
The Hearst Ranch Bunkhouse Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 is a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Franc & 1% Petit Verdot.
The color is opaque with dark garnet edges. The aromatics offer densely concentrated dark fruit, blackberry with notes of graphite. The mid-palate is supple and richly textured with hints of black licorice, ripe plum and sweet toasted oak. This richly textured wine has weight; the tannins are rounded and remain polished throughout which is backed by just the right amount of acidity that is prevalent but restrained leading to a beautiful finish that has good length. Great to drink now but you may want to hide some bottles to in your cellar to revisit a few years down the road.
By Perry Miroballi