Caymus-Suisun The Walking Fool Red Blend 2020
|Region||California, North Coast, Suisun Valley|
The Wagners’ latest project exploring the little-known Suisun Valley southeast of their home base in Napa Valley is bearing exceptional fruit. The latest wine, the Walking Fool, is named for great grandfather Charles Glos who would walk to work from his homestead at the base of Howell Mountain earning him the aforementioned nickname.
The Caymus Suisun Walking Fool is exactly what you want from the Wagner family. Ripe black and red berry tones covered in chocolate and oak spice, and a palate that’s just firm enough to encourage you to slow down and enjoy the wine.
A lush, Zinfandel based blend. A silky scarlet red with luminous highlights, this wine opens with a lean earthiness—the scent of rustic wood mixes with sweet spice, a whiff of cigar box, dusty pavement, and old leather, infused with garden ripe strawberries and cherries. The palate is smooth and lively, featuring flavors of juicy raspberry, the subtle tartness of cranberry, and notes of espresso and smoked meat. Underlying acidity makes this wine mouthwatering, while its tannins lend a gritty yet softly fine texture. On the finish: a trace of vibrant cranberry, luxurious cocoa, and an extra kick of spice.