Inconnu Wines Cabernet Sauvignon, Alaric 2018
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, California, United States
Inconnu is a project focused on reflecting the frequently unsung subtlety and elegance that is possible in California wine, an integration of terroir selection, and respect for classical winemaking philosophies. These wines are driven by acid and mineral while embracing a climate that will perpetually leave its fruit perfectly ripened and sun-kissed.
Brennan Bissell is focused on working with organic and regeneratively farmed parcels in California, which reflect the way she farms her estate vineyards in Underwood, Washington, in the Columbia Gorge AVA.
She seeks out cooler climates and areas with greater diurnal shifts, complex soil compositions, and family-owned parcels - places that ‘just feel right.’ In the cellar, a softer hand is exercised so that the fruit may express itself without the cumbersome approaches frequently taken in conventional winemaking.
The wines showcase a throughline of gentle constancy and balance while not shying away from physiological ripeness and a devotion to what California has to offer.