94 Points, The Wine Independent
93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Lush and concentrated Cabernet for pleasure now and many years hence.
Pair with Braised Beef Short Ribs, Grilled Steak, Brisket, Meatballs and more.
Napa Valley, Coombsville District
Coombsville District is one of the premier sub-regions within the Napa Valley, with its proximity to the Bay leading to a cooler growing season and more elegant wines. While Cabernet does well in the warmer regions to the north in Napa, the Coombsville District presents a more elegant, refined Cabernet, with stunning depth.
It is a little cooler in the southern end of Napa Valley, and we benefit from this by being able to ripen the grapes slowly and evenly. The 2018 vintage has produced wines that are opulent and velvety, with great layers and depth.
These grapes were hand-picked in the middle of the night, when the temperature is ideal, then destemmed and hand sorted. Fermentation lasted 12 days, with 2 pumpovers per day, then macerated on the skins for 16 days. The wine was aged for 30 months in oak barrels, 1/3 new French oak and 2/3 neutral barrels.
Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Coombsville District, Napa Valley
Aging: 1/3 new French oak barrels for 30 months
Harvest Date: October 22, 2018
Release Date: April 2022
Production: 308 cases
Deep garnet-purple in color, with notes of crushed blueberries, ripe, fresh blackberries and warm cassis plus hints of cherries, black olives, currants and a touch of black pepper. The full-bodied palate is chock full of crunchy black fruits, framed by ripe chewy tannins.
Aromas of fresh peach, Asian pear, citrus, and honeycomb to delight your senses. The flavors are just as complex with hints of Madagascar vanilla followed by fresh lemon, green apple, wildflower honey, stone fruit, and a touch of lavender. The rich, dense texture is balanced by its juicy acidity, leading to great minerality and a long, satisfying finish.
94 Points, Editors' Choice
Bold and berrylike, full-bodied and saturated with jammy blackberry and raspberry that coat the palate and give a luscious ripeness that keeps on giving. Notes of stewed plums, Morello cherries and raspberry pie and spice, wild thyme and hoisin. The palate is laden with red and black berry layers, supported by chewy tannins.