Brand Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
|California, Napa Valley
|Brand Napa Valley
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon emerges from the highest blocks on the property, those that are next to Colgin. Nervy and bright, the 2018 possesses good energy and drive. Black cherry, plum, mocha, spice, licorice and chocolate all meld together in this sculpted yet dense Cabernet. There’s terrific depth and density here.
The rich, cedar-stained 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon needs a bit of time still to digest its oak. Menthol and toast dominate the nose, but give it a bit of time in the glass and the cassis and blackberry fruit begins to come through. It's full-bodied and velvety in feel, not quite as broad and plush as the Proprietary Blend but perhaps a touch more focused and streamlined.