woven in black cherry and cocoa, the flagship Cabernet is sumptuous and seductive
in structure and complexity. The palate offers flavors of hazelnut, baked plum,
and cloves while brilliant acidity on the finish balances the concentration of
flavors and tannins. Winemaker
wine is rock-solid and rewarding. This wine appears rich, opaque ruby in the
glass, with matching rich aromas of crÃ©me de cassis, fresh espresso, vanilla
bean, and ripe blackberry. Toasty, spicy notes of cedar come through as well.
On the palate, the wine offers ï¬avors of blackberry, raspberry, black cherry,
and cocoa powder, and has a soft yet ï¬rm tannic structure, with subtly gripping
tannins that beg for grilled meats. The ï¬nish is long and expressive, with
spiced fruit ï¬avors lingering endlessly.
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is fresh, vibrant and fruity, all of
which make it a terrific choice for drinking now and over the next handful of
years. Ripe red berry fruit, wild flowers, mint and sweet spice are front and
center. This pliant, inviting Cabernet has so much to offer. Vinous
loads of blue and black fruits as well as notes of tobacco, candied violets,
Asian spices, and sandalwood. Medium to full-bodied, with rock-solid overall
balance, ripe yet integrated tannins, and a great finish, this is a classic,
well-made Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to enjoy over the coming 10-12 years.