Anarchist Wine Co. The Philosopher 2013
I drink, therefore I am. The Philosopher delivers existential certainty in every glass. Classic Cabernet aromas of black cherry, plum, and violets, along with toffee, anise and hints of soy. Mouth-filling palate with ripe cherry, vanilla, cigar box and a bit of graphite. Nicely balanced acidity in a full-bodied wine, with well-integrated tannins. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Sirah and Syrah. Wine making theories both traditional and modern unite in a bottle that celebrates life, beauty and the pursuit of imbibification.
Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 5% Petite Sirah, 2% Syrah
We embrace individuals and events that move and shape the trajectory of human history. The art on each bottle presents a graphic expression of consequence against the landscape of the status quo.
Undoubtedly proving its merit over and over, Napa Valley is a now a leading force in the world of prestigious red wine regions. Though Cabernet Sauvignon dominates Napa Valley, other red varieties certainly thrive here. Important but often overlooked include Merlot and other Bordeaux varieties well-regarded on their own as well as for their blending capacities. Very old vine Zinfandel represents an important historical stronghold for the region and Pinot noir is produced in the cooler southern parts, close to the San Pablo Bay.
Perfectly situated running north to south, the valley acts as a corridor, pulling cool, moist air up from the San Pablo Bay in the evenings during the hot days of the growing season, which leads to even and slow grape ripening. Furthermore the valley claims over 100 soil variations including layers of volcanic, gravel, sand and silt—a combination excellent for world-class red wine production.