2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
96 Points Int'l Wine Report
With a total production of 437 cases of the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, this elegant powerhouse (90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec, 1% Merlot) all hails from highly-esteemed, volcanic Napa areas such as the Pritchard Hill area, Howell Mountain, Atlas Peak, and our very own Rockwell Ridge estate vineyard (35 feet below Howell Mountain). Barrel aged 23 months in 90% New French and Hungarian Oak, we’re honored that this wine recently received 96 points from International Wine Report and 95+ points from Robert Parker!
23 months - 90% new French and Hungarian Oak
"The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is sensational. It begins with incredibly perfumed aromas of sweet blueberries and dark currents, which are laced with violets, mocha, crushed gravel, licorice, sage and exotic spices all emerging beautifully from the glass. On the palate this offers incredible full bodied richness, with a gorgeous layered texture that is remarkably well-structured. It goes on to impress as it displays incredible freshness and purity as well as excellent concentration and depth, as delicious flavors of ripe dark fruit flavors resonate through the long polished finish. While this is simply delicious today, the tannins still need a bit more time to soften up, there is no doubt this should have an incredibly bright future ahead." — International Wine Report, 96 Points
"The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is based on 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, and the balance Malbec and Merlot. Beautiful crème de cassis, blueberries, flowers, cedarwood, tobacco, and rocky, mineral-like notes emerge from the glass, and it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a layered, seamless texture, building tannins, and a great finish. This rich, powerful 2018 has the vintage's purity and freshness, stunning overall balance, and the class to evolve for 20 years or more." — Jeb Dunnuck, 95 Points