Bloodroot Cabernet – Sustainable
The spirit of BloodRoot is simple – make wines that reflect the soul of place, and make them at a quality and price level that make them absolute no-brainers to drink. Spearheaded by Noah and Kelly Dorrance of Reeve Wines, BloodRoot is a collaboration between esteemed winemakers with great vineyard sourcing who have come together to make masterful, value-minded wines.
The wines, sourced from multiple benchmark vineyards throughout California’s most respected wine-growing regions, reflect the soul of each place, creating wines that are timeless expressions of California’s dynamic terroir.
Noah was the founding winemaker behind the wildly successful Banshee wines, and he takes that approach – great vineyards, varietally appropriate wines – to this project.
Like their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the Napa Cabernet punches well above its class, bringing great pleasure at a $35 price point.
The BloodRoot 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the entire mission of BloodRoot, which is to use the contacts and vineyard sourcing expertise that made Reeve Wines such a success and offer it all at more modest prices. Napa Valley Cab, at this kind of value? It’s incredible. The wine straddles the line between old-school Napa and a more modern approach, showing that power and intensity of flavor don’t have to come at the expense of grace. Out of the glass aromas of dark cherry, plum, licorice, leather, and espresso all swirl together. The palate is elegant and silky and echoes those aromas nicely with a nice core of blackcurrant, plum and spice.