Red C Cabernet Sauvignon Non-Mevushal 2020
The "second wine" of Napa's exalted Covenant Winery, Covenant "Red C" Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and opulent, yet accessible. Winemaker Jeff Morgan crafts this in the same style as his top Cabernet, resulting in a highly vivacious character with ripe, round, black cherry, blackberry and herb flavors couched in firm acidity and soft, supple tannins. The layered flavors and textures are showing beautifully in the glass, and the finish is long and lush on the palate.
Back in 2002, Napa vintner Leslie Rudd hosted a tasting of wines made by Jewish winemakers in Napa, only one of whom—at the time—made kosher wine. By coincidence, he learned that Eli Ben-Zaken, the owner of Israel’s Domaine du Castel winery was visiting the San Francisco Bay area. Eli was invited to come pour his wine; and he did. Jeff Morgan was also in attendance, pouring a non-kosher dry rosé that he made at the time called SoloRosa. Both Jeff and Leslie tasted the Castel, which was quite good.