I received some tasting samples from Vinkällan due to a launch of Capstone California Wines. Small bottles but lots of taste!
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley, Silver Oak
A deep, handsome nose with notes of ripe black currants, tobacco, leather and a hint of red bell pepper. Complex and fine.
The taste is tight and refined with notes of red and black currants, tobacco, warm tiles and a hint of mint. Long and very fine.
92p (tasted 2021/04)
2018 Monte Bello, Ridge
A very deep, multi layered nose with notes of ripe black currants, earth, mahogany and fresh herbs. Very fine. Lovely.
The taste is concentrated and focused with notes of black currants, dry chocolate, earth and expensive leather. Very long. 10 years.
94p (tasted 2021/04)