2015 ai 750ml
96 points - Wine Enthusiast, James Suckling
ai represents the color indigo in the Japanese language and has been used in the ancient art of textile dyeing for thousands of years. Derived from plant material, indigo is a rare commodity, just as the wine that bears its name. With aging, both ai and indigo evolve and soften in texture and expression. Selected from the most superb blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon and enhanced by additional Bordeaux components, this wine is the boldest expression of the estate’s potential. The 2015 vintage in the Napa Valley is one that will be remembered for its low yields, and epic quality. Produced in very limited quantities, this 2015 ai is bright, alluring and memorable. Bright brambleberry and orange zest grace the nose with hints of savory white pepper and minerality. Muscular, yet refined, this wine balances bright acidity and robust tannins to create a structurally sound bottle that can be enjoyed now and into the next 15 years.