A marriage of fruit from our brightest blocks, this wine has flavors of red raspberry, licorice and notes of fresh flowers kissed by a warm summer sun. There is a silky texture on the palate that unfolds with plushness and balanced weight, and the lingering finish is accentuated with a vibrant blackberry return. Well-integrated and nuanced, this wine is the personification of determination and beauty.
In a year of adversity, the 2020 vintage yielded a stunningly elegant wine that will be remembered and enjoyed for many years to come. The vintage began as it ended—with a consistency of dry, warm weather. Despite cooler temperatures of early spring, subsequent seasons were more of the same. Through an optimistic lens, the soaring temperatures in August resulted in beautiful concentration of flavor, especially for the Cabernet Sauvignon variety. The resiliency of our estate property shone through, thanks to meticulous stewardship and dedicated years of precision farming. As a result, we continue to craft wines with enduring elegance. The 2020 Timeless Napa Valley is a true reflection of everything good that can come from Soda Canyon Ranch.
“From the Duncan family of Silver Oak fame comes Timeless, a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant proprietary blend crafted by winemaker Nate Weis with grapes from the Duncan’s Soda Canyon Ranch Vineyard. The site is a 113-acre ranch in the estate in the benchlands of the Vaca Mountains just north of Napa. The blend is rounded out with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. In 2020, this wine offers a fragrant, bright, and lifted nose with lovely red and black currants, savoury sagebrush, tobacco, and dried red florals with blood orange. Medium-bodied with a gorgeous tapestry of crunchy red cranberry, plums, and cherry. Crushed stone mineral notes form a solid base from which baking notes of dark chocolate emerge. The tannins are persistent, building, and turn chalky as they resolve. This wine has plenty of acid grip and a beautiful, quiet intensity. It has excellent cellar potential.”
Jonathan Cristaldi, Decanter
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