Jeb Dunnuck 98 Points: “Next up, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville is a slightly broader, more expansive wine with textbook notes of crème de cassis, tobacco leaf, Asian spices, loamy soil, camphor, and chocolate. Offering full-bodied richness, a beautiful weightlessness on the palate, and building tannins, this is another gorgeous, seamless, singular wine from this estate that will benefit from short-term cellaring and evolve for 20-25 years or more.”
Andy Erickson Notes: “The 2018 vintage is a modern take on this classic combination of varietal and appellation. The aim is to capture the density and
complexity that comes with Cabernet Sauvignon grown in these climes, but with freshness, verve, and ageability. Careful, long maceration of the grapes, aging in French oak barrels for 22 months, and bottling without fining or filtration, elevated the aromatic intensity of the wine, and made for a polished texture
and loads of flavor intensity. Cassis, mocha, bay leaf, and freshly unearthed soil are some of the complexities that come to the fore with this wine. As it opens in the glass, it reveals even more layers, on top of a solid framework of tannin and a weighty, burnished mid-palate. And, yet the wine has a certain lightness
of being that keeps you coming back. We all look forward to revisiting it frequently over many years.”
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