Caymus-Suisun 2019 The Walking Fool


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Varietal: Red Blends
Vintage: 2019
Alcohol: 14.7%
Blend: Zinfandel and Petite Sirah
Wine Maker: Jenny Wagner
“In 1881 , my great-great-grandfather homestead on remote Howell Mountain in the Napa Valley, where he farmed and raised his family. Walking to work at the wineries in the Valley below, this jovial man took on two monikers, Jolly Dutchman and most affectionately, the Walking Fool – as he was keen of mind and often seen on foot. This label stems from a photo of Johannes toting spring water at his mountain home – the wooden yoke on his shoulders remains a treasured item in the hands of family today.” – Jenny Wagner

Winemaker Notes

“Just down the valley and over the hill lies the Suisun Valley, a tranquil stretch of farmland that is less well-known than its famous neighbor. Suisun Valley is an AVA that remains totally dedicated to farming, and this wine is produced entirely from its special clay loam soils. The production was purposefully focused – blending light and fresh styles with dark and concentrated classic varietals. This wine is vibrant and unique, bright and piquant yet round in character – much like we envision the man himself. We think ‘The Walking Fool’ would be proud to know that his descendants have remained farming locally all the while, and we now thank him for settling our family here in some of California’s best wine country” – Jenny Wagner

Tasting Notes

“A silky scarlet red with luminous highlights, this wine opens with a lean earthiness—the scent of rustic wood mixes with sweet spice, a whiff of cigar box, dusty pavement and old leather, infused with garden ripe strawberries and cherries. The palate is smooth and lively, featuring flavors of juicy raspberry, the subtle tartness of cranberry, and notes of espresso and smoked meat. Underlying acidity makes this wine mouthwatering, while its tannins lend a gritty yet softly fine texture. On the finish: a trace of vibrant cranberry, luxurious cocoa and an extra kick of spice.”


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