Vinum Cellars The Insider Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
The color on this monster cab is deep dark plum showcasing its heavy extraction. Classic bordelaise aromas jump out of the glass as cassis, pencil lead, new leather and black cherry with soft vanilla and cherry vanilla. The palate is smooth with a sappy cherry vanilla core and black cherry throughout finishing with blackberry, soft tannins with hints of mocha, toasted vanilla and hint of black pepper.
Vinum Cellars is a collaboration of winemakers Richard Bruno and Chris Condos, who first became friends while they were students at UC Davis. They share a long standing passion for Chenin Blanc and fondness for the more obscure grape varieties. After graduation, Chris went to work for Pine Ridge as Enologist, and Richard went to Bonny Doon as their distiller. Shortly after, their friendship was solidified over Chenin Blanc with the creation of their first wine "Pointe Blanc". Currently the Vinum Cellars team is working with over 10 grape varieties from Placer County Cabernet Franc to San Benito County Viognier. In addition to the Vinum Cellars partnership, they are employed as winemakers: Chris with Kathryn Kennedy Winery and Richard as a Napa winemaking consultant.