Another catch-up tasting note; I had this at Terry B’s in Dexter last week. It’s an intricate label, and I wish my pictures had come out better (Chad, your photobomb was blurred out – no worries!)
The Sum has a great pedigree – one of the winemakers is Tuck Beckstoffer, son of famed Napa grower and vintner Andy Beckstoffer. The wine is 75% Cab, with Syrah and Petite Sirah to finish off the blend.
The Sum Red (2011) California
Aroma: a jammy and spicy nose.
Taste: cherry and kirsch, not too tight. Good acidity and balance, which is a challenge in Cabernet from California if the vineyard location, the breed of grape, and the weather aren’t in sync.
Nice overall; a good deal for a restaurant pour.