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Buehler Vineyards Papa's Knoll Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 750ml
SKU: 02612

Buehler Vineyards Papa's Knoll Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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750ml
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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Origin California, Napa Valley
Brand Buehler Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 14.7%
The color is skewed to the blue end of the Cabernet spectrum and is opaque in nature. The aromas hint at black fruit: ripe black cherries and black plums. Enticing barrel qualities of cola spice and a hint of dried tarragon complement the fruit aromas. On the palate, the wine shows layers of deeply extracted flavors that only old vine hillside vineyards can render. Papa's Knoll Cabernet may be enjoyed anytime over the next 20 years. For those who seek youthful fresh cabernet fruit aromas and a more structured wine, drink it from 2020 through 2025. If you prefer the less fruity, more developed bottle bouquet aromas and a softer, more velvety wine on the palate, drink it from 2026-2039.
Vinous
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The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Papa's Knoll emerges from a single block in the estate. It is the richest and most voluptuous of these wines, but it balances that fruit intensity with tons of energy. Ripe red cherry, blood orange, cinnamon, mint and star anise give the 2018 its decidedly exotic personality. Ripe and expressive, with soft tannins, the 2018 is an absolute joy to taste.

January 2021
Wine Spectator
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Very expressive, with a burst of plum, anise and dark licorice flavors, which drive through and hold their form thanks to a graphite spine. The long, focused finish has a fair amount of toast, but with the fruit to match. Drink now through 2029. 525 cases made.

April 30, 2022
Jeb Dunnuck
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Cut from the same cloth, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Papa's Knoll has a similar classic herbal Cabernet style, carrying plenty of smoked plum and darker currant fruits intermixed with notes of tobacco, damp earth, chocolate, and lead pencil. Playing in the medium to full-bodied end of the spectrum, it has supple tannins, a good sense of freshness, and a lengthy finish. It too should evolve nicely for 8-10 years, if not slightly longer.

January 27, 2021

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