2018
Estate
Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder, Napa Valley
Tasting Notes
The 2018 vintage was a long, slightly cool season, devoid of heat spikes and late rains which offered ample hangtime through a glorious autumn for the fruit to mature without losing its underpinning structure and true character. The beauty of this ridgetop vineyard is its ability to produce wines of structure and balance. Our 2018 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is the essence of Mount Veeder, a beguiling balance of complex, sophisticated aromatics and fruit intensity wed to a core of taut yet silky tannins. Notes of cassis, lingonberry, black cherry, and crushed cocoa come to the fore with hints of violets, thyme, black tea, and kirsch all layer on a bed of velvety tannin.
Tasting Notes
The 2018 vintage was a long, slightly cool season, devoid of heat spikes and late rains which offered ample hangtime through a glorious autumn for the fruit to mature without losing its underpinning structure and true character. The beauty of this ridgetop vineyard is its ability to produce wines of structure and balance. Our 2018 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is the essence of Mount Veeder, a beguiling balance of complex, sophisticated aromatics and fruit intensity wed to a core of taut yet silky tannins. Notes of cassis, lingonberry, black cherry, and crushed cocoa come to the fore with hints of violets, thyme, black tea, and kirsch all layer on a bed of velvety tannin.
Vineyard Details
Source
Mount Veeder, Napa Valley
Technical Notes
Alc
14.50%
pH
3.87
TA
5.8 g/L
Aging
22 months in French oak (50% new)
Blend

80% Cabernet Sauvignon
8% Cabernet Franc
7% Malbec
5% Petit Verdot

Noteworthy Highlights
94 Points
- James Suckling
2014 Tasting Notes
2013 Tasting Notes
2012 Tasting Notes