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2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Napa Valley

2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Napa Valley

A bold and balanced Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, with enticing notes of black cherry, cassis, leather and dark chocolate with hints of savory spice. Excellent now but can age well for over a decade.

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ACCOLADES

• 93 Points, James Suckling

“A rich, layered red with ripe berry, plum and some cedar and oak. It’s medium-to full-bodied with chewy tannins and a medium austere finish. Some toast and bitterness at the end. Give it time to open. Try after 2022.”

• 92 Points, Jeb Dunnuck

“A wine that’s sold only at the estate, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon checks in as 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot, all from a mountainous terroir in the northern part of the valley. Lots of smoked red and black fruits, saddle leather, dried herbs, tobacco, and cedar all emerge from this beauty, which is medium to full-bodied has a rounded, mouth-filling texture, and by this appellation’s standards, relatively moderate, soft tannins. This charmer is going to evolve for a solid decade or more.”

 


Featured Recipes:

♦ Flat Iron Steak with Cocoa Nibs & Coffee Rub
Bison Burgers with Cabernet Onions

Cellaring Chart

*93 Points James Suckling*
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SKU: WR3026
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
October 30, 2018
Acid
6.3 g/L
pH
3.65
Aging
20 Months in 55% New Bordeaux French oak
Bottling Date
July 3, 2020
Residual Sugar
DRY
Alcohol %
14.4
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Enticing notes of black cherry, cassis, and dark chocolate with hints of savory spices, this full-bodied wine displays polished tannins and an elegantly balanced mouthfeel. Excellent now but can age well for over a decade
Ratings
93 Points – James Suckling “A rich, layered red with ripe berry, plum and some cedar and oak. It’s medium-to full-bodied with chewy tannins and a medium austere finish. Some toast and bitterness at the end. Give it time to open. Try after 2022.”
Vineyard Notes
A blend of fruit from some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon growing regions in Napa Valley, including our own Diamond Mountain District estate vineyard which surrounds the Castello. A touch of Petit Verdot and Malbec balance the rich dark fruit and tannins of the Cabernet, adding a vibrancy to its lush mouthfeel and lingering finish.
Production Notes
A dry, barrel-aged red wine from the Napa Valley. Shows excellent aging potential for the next decade or more.
Food Pairing Notes
Excellent to pair with steak with cocoa and coffee rub, chicken mole, or grilled meats.

Product Reviews

Fengjie An's Gravatar
Fengjie An
(Oct 3, 2022 at 8:53 PM)
Good

Stefan Badescu's Gravatar
Stefan Badescu
(Oct 31, 2022 at 3:46 PM)
Superb... Long lasting palette... Superb nosing... Jammy taste of cherries and strawberries mixed with hints of roses... A true masterpiece

KARLENE HADDON's Gravatar
KARLENE HADDON
(Dec 1, 2022 at 5:24 AM)
Good with anything

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