Medlock Ames just doesn’t disappoint. This 2002 Cabernet Sauvigon is extremely well balanced. The robust structure never overwhelms the dark delicious blackberry and blueberry fruit. And the forest floor earthiness is reined in but present. We were delighted to see the sediment on this unfiltered wine.
At the beginning of March, I went to Bell Mountain Ranch and met with Ames Morison. He is thoughtful, focused and intense and was so very generous, giving a wonderful interview about his winemaking philosophy, his passion for sustainable and organic farming practices and making exceptional wines. Medlock-Ames won the best of class for their Kate’s and B’s 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition of 2015, a competition that features over 6,400 wines. The interview starts in the middle (sorry) and was slightly truncated due to some wind in the microphone, but we did get in on Ames discussing Malbec which he believes adds a great deal to all of his blends.
Click here to listen to the interview.