2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is a powerful, heady wine. A healthy dollop of Malbec (13%) adds notable fruit intensity. Raspberry jam, cinnamon and rose petal all flesh out in this sumptuous, racy Cabernet. Silky tannins add to its considerable immediacy and overall appeal.
~ 94 points - Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
20 months in new French Oak barrels
Arriving in small picking lugs from the vineyards, the clusters were hand sorted, de-stemmed and hand sorted again, berry-by-berry. A two-day cold soak was followed by primary fermentation in small, open-top stainless steel tanks. Following an extended maceration, the fruit was gently pressed and the wine moved to barrel for secondary fermentation. The wine was aged for 19 months in rare 100% New French Artisan Oak barrels with minimal racking. Multiple, blending trials, determined the final blend, which was bottled unfined and unfiltered.