A quintessential California Cabernet, with veggie patch aromatics of capsicum, dried sage, and sun-dried tomato leads to spiced plum and blackberry quince. The firm tannins and acidity are well-balanced, leading to a lingering finish of pie crust and toasted vanilla.
This California Cabernet Sauvignon is perfect for a steakhouse meal. It is easily paired with grilled ribeye, burgers, or roasted vegetables.
Varietal Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Petite Sirah
Harvested: September 2018
Bottle Date: February 2020
Production: 1,153 cases
6x 2018 Thomas Henry Cabernet Sauvignon, California
12x 2018 Thomas Henry Cabernet Sauvignon, California
Inspired by his adventures with his own father, Winegrower Tom Meadowcroft chose to pay homage to his father by creating serious value wines from California vineyards with his father’s namesake, Thomas Henry. The wines of Thomas Henry reflect a subtle European style of winemaking, yet with the depths and energy the father and son team loved in New World wines.
The dragonfly on our label represents the spirit of exploration combined with the splendor of the natural world, as well as the transformation from one natural state to another, which we see often in winemaking during the process of grape to glass. Dragonflies are legendary travelers, some species can even fly across entire oceans. Their flight is so special, that it inspires engineers to replicate their flight abilities in human aerospace innovation. In the humble but beautiful dragonfly we see something exceptional everyday, and we are reminded that everyday can be exceptional. Cheers!
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Labrat reporting for duty! I have an early morning so this will have to be quick! Opened this cab two nights ago to taste it over a few nights.
Not much in the nose initially, but after some air gives up some smoked red fruit. Generic red fruit on the palate with a bramble note in the mid palate that reminds me of Zin in a good way. The wine held up well over 3 nights and, while quite similar to when it was first opened, was the best on day 3, rare in a wine at thus price point.
Drank with a sous vide steak dinner on night two, and it worked well. Not a lot of complexity, but this wine avoids the harsh medicinal finish I find in so many inexpensive wines.
My wife and two wine drinking friends agreed- this is a very nice daily drinker. Pleasant red fruit with some agreeable smokey notes on the nose, which is more cab like than the palate, which leans more towards Zin.
All in all a good value, should be flexible with a wide variety of foods and I liked it more than I expected. I was hoping to see this come in as an $8/btl bargain wine, and at close to $11 it has to compete with Spanish Rioja at the local wine store, but still seems like a solid deal.
@cohortq According to the audio clip, the Cab is from Livermore, with 10% Napa Cab Franc and 5% Petit Verdot (origin unstated). The audio clip didn’t mention a vintage, so that blend may be from some other year. Checking online, I found one site with listed 2018 Thomas Henry Cab and gave the blend as Lodi Cab plus 5% Cab Franc, 5% Malbec, and 1% Petit Verdot. The description above says “80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Petite Sirah” with California appellation Take your pick, I guess.
I’m guessing the Merlot and P.S. is most accurate.