We opened something new last night that we haven’t tried before — a 2016 Gehricke Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County.
When we pulled the cork and saw wine crystals that are a result of potassium or calcium and tartaric acid binding together to form crystals. These little diamond gems are often a result of hand crafted wines. IMHO, when I see these diamonds, 99% of the time this is an indication of a good wine!
I had to give this wine 3 hours of decanting since I thought it’s still young. We were rewarded with a very fruit forward wine with aromas of black cherries, blackberries with hints of vanilla and oak. This mouthwatering wine was soft, but had that young tartness which dissipated into a long finish! With a few more years this wine will excel!