What a treat and why did I wait so long to enjoy this fruity and lush 92% Californian Cab Sav blended with 8% Merlot and the remainder a dash of Cabernet Franc.
With a clear, deep garnet core moving to a light pink rim and moderate legs, the Regusci offers medium plus intense and developing aromas of cherry, blackberry, chocolate and oak.
The palate is dry with medium acidity and silky medium tannins. There’s average acidity and body (a little lighter than I’d anticipated). Its better than average flavour intensity shows sweet black fruit including black currant and August blackberries, lots of Lapin cherry and mocha and vanilla from the 20 months in French oak. With a touch of green accompanying it the finish is solidly lengthy.
Drinking beautifully now, it could cellar a couple more years; the fruit and tannin will carry it through. The sweet spot balance of fruit, alcohol and tannin mean this is a WSET Very Good wine.
Enjoy now and often.