2019 Origin Bates Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine is a knock your socks off, savor every last drop kind of bottle. Just north of Big Sur, this old vine Cabernet is grown on the mountain peak which gives it intensity of flavor and rich minerality.
Sustainable farming practices, dry-farmed, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation and only 250 cases produced.
Origin is a joint venture between John Hurley and Jason Rasmussen, two friends from opposite coasts with a joint passion for good food, great wines, and the relationships the two foster. Wines made at Origin are crafted in conjunction with historic vineyard sites, talented producers, and contemporary artists, all of whom work together to create a final product that promises its consumer an exquisite, multi-sensory experience. All of the wines at Origin are made from sustainably-farmed fruit with zero additives. The company is based in the Santa Cruz Mountains, a terroir of which the duo believes creates textured, coastal-influenced wines of quality and balance. According to John and Jason, Origin was created to help the current generation see life through a glass of wine. The label was hand painted by RF Alvarez.
“Ironically, I find it easier sometimes to source wines that are from 6,000 miles away rather than in my own backyard. I have tasted so many CA Cabernets looking for the right one for us here at Argaux and Amlière, and Origin has really hit the mark. The wine is bold, rich, and quite honestly pretty sexy. It has that structure and flavor you crave when drinking Cabernet without being overpowering and overwhelming. Invite a few friends over, throw on their “Origin Cab” playlist on Spotify, and enjoy!” – Lexi Jones, Director of Imports