Glass-staining magenta. Oak-spiced cassis, cherry, tobacco and floral aromas are complemented by a smoky nuance. Supple and open-knit, offering nicely concentrated black and blue fruit, mocha and vanilla flavors that turn livelier with aeration. The long, smoky finish is framed by even tannins and echoes the oak spice and floral notes. Give this one a little time for the fruit and lumber to get acquainted. - Josh Raynolds, Vinous
Super dark color with purple hues. The nose is dusty and punctuated with dark fruit and leather. The mouthfeel is gigantic with firm tannins and acidity framing incredible ripe dark fruit and minerals. The finish is impossibly long and lingers well into the next sip. Drink now through 2035 with hearty fare.
The 2018 vintage saw an almost ideal balance of vine health and stress, as is often the case with the first dry year after a very wet one. The rain came late, delaying the onset of bud break and the beginning of the growing season. The cool weather continued most of the year, punctuated by a six-week heatwave in July and early August. Temperatures moderated before picking began and harvest proceeded under slightly cooler than normal conditions, producing fruit with intense flavors and balanced acidity.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon