2019 The Walls Vineyards Curiositas Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain Washington USA
Rocking levels of cassis, blueberries, leafy herbs, graphite, and violets emerge from the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Curiositas, a rich, full-bodied barrel sample with ripe, building tannins, terrific balance, and a great finish. This is classic, impeccably made Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon that will drink well with just a few years of bottle age but keep for two decades.
Rated 98 Points Jeb Dunnuck
Lastly, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Curiositas is 100% varietal and comes from a handful of top sites on Red Mountain. Aged in 75% new French oak, it sports a dense ruby/purple hue to go with a brilliant bouquet of cassis and blackberry-like fruits as well as spicy oak, chalky mineral, spice box, and smoked tobacco. It's purity of fruit is spot on, it has full-bodied richness, a balanced, layered mouthfeel, ample textbook Red Mountain tannins, and obvious structure. I’d put this beauty up with the crème de la crème of the vintage. Hide bottles for 3-4 years if you can, and I wouldn't be surprised to see this evolve for well over two decades. Best After 2025
Rated 93 Points Vinous
The 2019 Curiositas is a phenomenal new Red Mountain wine by the talented Todd Alexander. In the mouth, the soft texture entices as layers of dark currants, scorched earth and tobacco leaf all brilliantly combine with mineral undertones. Full-bodied and delicious to enjoy now, the 2019 Curiositas will cellar well for another 15 years.