A great Cabernet at its respective price, this 2019 offers high pedigree, from the winemaking team to the fruit sources. It is comprised of younger vines from BOND’s grand cru vineyards along with Harlan and Promontory. The winemaking team is led by Cory Empting, Director of Winegrowing for the family domain. This 2019 is made of Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. The vines that contribute to The Mascot average from 5 to 12 years of age. As the vines of the parent properties are replanted approximately twice per century—or the equivalent of around 2% of acreage per year—the supply of young vines is continually replenished. Many young vines are beginning to manifest now; as a result of replanting at Harlan Estate and BOND starting more than a decade ago, and at Promontory since it was acquired in 2008. This newest offering from Mascot is “beautifully supple with a broadly fanned aromatic spectrum and an effortless depth of fruit. From a center point on the palate, the 2019 vintage undulates outward in all directions. Gentle, velvety swells pause and fold in on themselves, their liquid whorls of refined tannin and gratifying acidity gliding across the surface of smooth curves before retreating gradually to reveal, on the finish, the burnished dimensions beneath.” -Cory Empting, winemaker.