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2018 Andrew Cain Cabernet Sauvignon
2018 Andrew Cain Cabernet Sauvignon

Andrew Cain
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
, Napa Valley

95 Points - Chris Sawyer "Sommelier to the Stars"
94 Points - Bonfort's W&S Journal
94 Points - DrinkMe Magazine
94 Points - Palate Press

Dark crimson hue, and gracious from the moment it hits the glass.  Sultry aromas of ripe red fruits, fresh currants, cranberries and blueberry cobbler interlaced with hints of fresh earth, mint, allspice, and cigar box.  Flavors of ripe raspberry, dark cherry, blueberry and cassis enhanced with underlying hints of black trumpet mushroom, lavender, dried cherry, as well as oak-infused notes of mocha, cardamom and smoked cedar on the finish.  Elegant and complex, with a smooth, velvety texture, supple tannins.  Perfectly aged.  Outstanding!

This wine very approachable now, and has plenty of depth, structure, and complexity to lay down for another 5-8 years.

Only a couple hundred cases EVER MADE and we have just enough to share with you today.  While it lasts!

Food pairings include hard cheeses, charcuterie, lamb sliders, risotto with wild mushrooms, pan-seared duck with cherry sauce, slow-roasted prime rib, chocolate truffle.

Winemaking
Teaming up with veteran Napa Winemakers, Mark Jessup (Opus One, Mondavi) and Michael Quinn (Charles Krug, BV, Michael-Scott Wines).   Recent vintages have received 94 to 96 Points by Christopher Sawyer, collected Gold Medals from the prestigious London Wine Competition, and featured in Napa Valley Life Magazine and Bonfort’s Wine & Spirits.

Vintage
The 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet vintage belongs in an echelon with the finest of the past two decades.  In terms of weather, "slow" and "easy" were consistent descriptors for this vintage.

VINTAGE:  2018
VARIETAL:
  100% Cabernet Sauvignon
APPELLATION:  Napa Valley
VINEYARDS:  80% Oakville, 20% Mt. Veeder
AGING: 22 months in 30% New American and French Oak barrels
pH: 3.69
TA: 5.75 g/L
ALCOHOL:  14.2%

Tasting Notes PDF PDF


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