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2018 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 18CKCSNV7
1,200 Cases Produced
James Suckling
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"I really enjoyed blending this Cabernet Sauvignon with Helen. We wanted to create a wine that represents the best vineyards of Napa Valley. Incorporating fruit from distinct microclimates beginning in Southern Napa weaving our way up through Saint Helena. This wine is really a journey through Napa Valley in a bottle." - Cristie Kerr

Tasting Notes
The inky hues are immediately telling of the powerful Cabernet in the glass. Softened by a small addition of Merlot and Petit Verdot, this wine is immediately gratifying and enjoyable. The effusive nose shows aromas of powdery white flower, black cherry, cassis, flower stems, bittersweet chocolate, and crushed stones. On the palate, the silky entry opens to a plush, round, polished mid-palate and an effortlessly long finish. The back palate is fine-grained with exquisitely balanced alcohol-to-fruit weight and closes with subtle, cleansing acidity.
Blend
95% Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon; 3.5% Merlot; 1.5% Petit Verdot
Fermented
Whole berries cold-soaked and then fermented in stainless steel vats for 14 – 31 days
Aged
21 months in 70% new French oak
Alcohol %
14.7
Winemaker
Helen Keplinger
Winemaker Notes
Bottled unfined and unfiltered
Harvest Date
Hand-harvested in the early morning throughout October
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