Step into the extraordinary vintage of 2018, a testament to nature's favor as the grapes basked in a prolonged growing season, achieving optimal phenolic maturity. Unaffected by extreme weather, the ideal conditions for peak ripeness unfolded. Early abundant rains transitioned into filtered light, creating the perfect environment for bud break and flowering, resulting in a plentiful and even fruit set. The Napa Valley experienced a summer characterized by abundant sunshine during the day and refreshing marine influences, followed by an extended fall with moderate heat—culminating in near-ideal winemaking conditions.
Delve into the tasting experience: This wine, born from the bountiful 2018 vintage, presents itself as a pure expression of Napa Valley encapsulated in a glass. Bright, fresh, and vibrant, it roots itself in a savory core. Aromas of leather, tobacco, cassis, and dried herbs entwine with savory spices and blue fruits, unfolding in layers that reveal finesse beneath its powerful exterior. Medium-bodied, the wine boasts bright acidity that harmonizes seamlessly with fine grain tannins. Long, complex, and immensely pleasurable, it is a current crowd-pleaser with the promise of evolving and improving over the next decade.
Indulge in this remarkable blend: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, and 2% Malbec combine in perfect harmony, creating a wine that not only delights the senses now but also promises an exquisite evolution in the years to come.
"Deep, dark fruit flavors, milk chocolate and mint join in to give this rich and full-bodied wine a mouthfilling presence. Velvety tannins coat the palate and support the delicious, almost-sweet fruit and spice flavors. It contains 17% Cabernet Franc and small amounts of Petit Verdot and Malbec. Best from 2026-2032."
"A pleasant red with currant and chocolate aromas and flavors. Medium body, round tannins and a delicious finish. Not much structure, but friendly to drink. 85% cabernet sauvignon, 10% cabernet franc and 5% merlot."
"The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon checks in as 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Merlot that spent 22 months in 50% new French oak. It offers a clean, classic, straightforward bouquet of cassis, toasted spice, and graphite as well as medium-bodied richness and depth, present yet ripe tannins, and a solid finish."
|Dominant Varietal||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Sub Region||Napa Valley|