At Medlock Ames, we love to create fond memories. One way to do that is with a special wine from an older vintage.
Library wines can be from a previous vintage or something that we’ve been storing in our cellar to share later. Either way, you’re always in for a treat.
Our first vintage of this single block wine, sourced from vineyard blocks CSA and CSB, generally the first of our cabernet blocks to ripen each year due to the excellent and even sun exposure they receive on their own little hilltop.
Aromas of high-toned red fruit, oak, and spice. Lush, soft tannins round out the finish. Drink now or through 2020.
Dense, jammy fruit flavors with notes of violet, blackberry, and cigarbox. Round velvety tannins, ripe juicy berries, and hints of mocha complete the finish of this classic Alexander Valley Cabernet.
A brooding wine, the Fifty Tons Cabernet Sauvignon has some cinnamon and a faint spice tone on the nose. The flavors are of black and red fruit including black currant and toasted cassis, raspberry, fresh pluot, and black pepper focused with additional flavors of coffee and toasted hazelnuts. The long finish is supported by a good expression of oak, similar to burning firewood or warm cloves. In its deep core, there’s a Port-like sensation that is appealing.
Kate’s and B’s is named after Founder Chris James’ wife, Bradley, and Winemaker Ames Morison’s wife, Kate. The blocks where the fruit is sourced are reflective of classic Bordeaux territory – high-density vine spacing, gravely clay soils, tiny yields of small inky-black berries, and a thoughtful clonal selection matched by a rigorous farming regime.
Best of Class- 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
90pts Robert Parker’s -The Wine Advocate
This wine opens with beautiful and intense aromatics. A blast of chocolate, tobacco, black cherry liqueur, and intense minerality that is reflective of our estate.
91+pts Robert Parker’s -The Wine Advocate
On the nose, the aromatics encountered are roasted walnuts, rosemary, and graham cracker s’mores. The wine then flows into flavors of rhubarb, cinnamon, hazelnut, raspberry Linzer torte, cassis, and blueberry.
94pts Robert Parker’s -The Wine Advocate