2018 Penfolds Bin 600 Cab/Shiraz
This multiregional California blend contains fruit from Napa, Sonoma, and the winery’s own Camatta Hills property, planted to cuttings from its Kalimna and Magill estates in South Australia; located in Paso Robles’ Creston District, it was originally called Creston 600 Ranch, and the wine was named Bin 600 in its honor. With its rolling hills, large diurnal temperature swings, and clay-loam and calcareous soils, the terroir is reminiscent of the Barossa Valley, and it shows in the wine’s herb-kissed depth of blackberry and plum, which morphs into a rare–roast beef meatiness. Sparked by salinity, caperberry and olive tapenade come into play. A streak of chocolate-almond croissant provides voluminous softness while sweetening the savory elements
This is a blend of 78% Napa Valley and Sonoma-grown Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Shiraz from Paso Robles. IT is a smooth and earthy wine that offers flavors of leather, earth, iron and crushed rock cut against herbal accents.