Argot 1555 Oakville Cabernet Sauvginon
These are our steak wines – our fullest bodied red wines for those who prefer a little oomph in their glass. From Cabernet Sauvignon to Petite Verdot, from Bordeaux to the Napa Valley, these wines don’t pull any punches!
Argot winemaker Justin Harmon is a rising star in Californian wine. Producing a tiny amount of highly sought after wines, he's drawn the attention of industry insiders. In the word's of Jeb Dunnuck, "If you haven’t heard of Justin Harmon, you should write that name down." Although today a known entity, he wasn't originally planning a career as a winemaker. A former chemical engineering major, he was first drawn to winemaking in his 20's, making his first wine from grape concentrate. A quick learner, he honed his skills in the basement of his parents house. In 2006 his breakthrough moment came when he had the opportunity to work for Russell Bevan in Sonoma County. This led Justin to produce his first wine in 2007 from 1 ton of Syrah. In 2009, he and business partner Karissa Kruze had the opportunity to work with a parcel of vines on Sonoma Mountain that were owned by her family. These vines became the estate Argot vineyard. Today Justin produces only 2,400 cases of wine, which are snatched up quickly by devoted collectors.
"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon 1555 Oakville wafts sensuously out of the glass with redcurrant jelly, black raspberries and rose oil scents, followed by a cassis and black plums core, with emerging suggestions of cinnamon toast, cedar and pencil shavings. The full-bodied palate is fantastically fragrant, delivering red and black fruit layers accented by floral and exotic spice nuances, supported by super ripe, velvety tannins, finishing long and perfumed. 250 cases were made." 95+ points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate