Inconnu, Carneros CA, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017
One-woman show Laura Brennan Bissel is a good friend, working mama of three, and total badass who started her own label in 2016. With an old-world elegance and balance to them, her wines drink on the classic end of the spectrum, proving that natural wine doesn’t have to be edgy or experimental-tasting. Like this old-school Cab, from 80 + year old vines (possibly the oldest planting in Napa and Sonoma). The wine is lean, and built to age, but with some time and air to open up, it expresses brambly and dusty red fruit with intense forest floor undertones. This is an elegant and classic example of Cab, showing all of the varietal qualities people hunt for, but in a much more delicate and subtle expression. Decant and drink now, or let her sit for a few years - this baby will only get better with age.