Episode Red Wine 2007
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
This is Terlato's ambitious entry into the cult Cabernet lottery. Based on Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, it's an elaborate wine, deep and long in blackberry, cherry, currant, mocha and sandalwood flavors. The tannins are impressive, yet young, giving a tough, astringent mouthfeel. But ageability is brought into question by some superripeness, in the form of raisins.
Well-made in a tight Bordeaux style. Rich and balanced, with offsetting cedar, dark berry, green olive and graphite-laced tannins. Needs cellaring. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2014 through 2026. 442 cases made.