About the Wine
The Erikson & Caradin story began with the 2013 vintage when these two passionate wine lovers crafted a wine that was exclusively shared with friends and esteemed restaurants in the area. As the years unfolded, so did their ambition. In 2016, they obtained access to a greater quantity of fruit, increasing their production from 85 cases to 264 cases. And so, the dream was born.
The folks behind Erikson & Caradin know that soil, elevation, and climate are key ingredients in making outstanding wine. When mixed with expert know-how, these elements create truly remarkable wines.
They are experts in making wines that truly represent their unique terroir, which is exactly what winemaker Kevin Morrisey is achieving. With a rich background that includes working at Chateau Petrus, Stags' Leap, Etude, and Ehlers Estate, Kevin certainly knows his stuff.
Their goal is simple: source the most remarkable Cabernet parcels from the most prestigious regions, setting a new benchmark of quality.
Erikson & Caradin Bilateral is an ode to Napa Valley's illustrious Oakville AVA. The vineyard is located just across from the renowned Screaming Eagle vineyard, this wine is the epitome of bilateral viticulture: A harmony between “nature and craftsmanship.” A truly pristine Cabernet Sauvignon.
Aging: 18 months in 2nd use French Oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Impressively ripe with a palate displaying cassis, chocolate, and tobacco, this wine is complex and well-structured.
Wound up at first, the silky tannins begin to unfold, and it’s worth the wait. Strikingly handsome, dressed in violet and boysenberry, with a twist of tobacco and a formal swath of lead pencil. Broad, ripe, and super-structured. ~96 Tasting Panel Magazine
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