The timing of life is what allows destiny to become reality. Recognizing the parallel between extraordinary wine and music, OnQ Wines presents “Cadence”, a Cabernet Sauvignon inspired by the rhythm of life; for it’s in timing where true magic is crafted. A blend of the finest Napa Valley grapes yields notes of lush black currant, accents of red cherry, with a harmony of silky tannins for a finale of alluring flavors.
The 2015 “Cadence” displays an entirely opaque, dark purple-black core with hints of magenta on the rim. The nose is enticing and powerful, showing off intoxicating liqueur notes of créme de cassis and kirsch, alongside ripe black cherry, blackberries, fresh-picked violets, cacao, baking spices, vanilla and coffee bean, tobacco leaf, and crushed stones. The palate is full-bodied and mouth-coating with immense layers of dark fruit that are unabashedly rich and ripe.
All this, however, is proportionately balanced by waves of persisting freshness and a touch of acidity that keeps it from entering a sappy/cloying territory that many “Cult Cabs” can’t seem to shake.
As with many modern Cabernets, this forward style will drink at its finest over the next 5-7 years with proper storage, but it is delicious right now and needs no further aging to enjoy. Proper service temperature is crucial for this wine. For optimal results, enjoy around 60-65 degrees in Bordeaux stems after 30-60 minutes in a decanter. This serious, full-bodied beauty is ideal with a medium-rare steak via the attached reverse sear method. Enjoy!