2018 - Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon

Our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in Stags Leap District and Coombsville define classic Napa Valley. This time-honored blend delivers a balanced structure and velvety texture.

Pair the Estate Cabernet with this Steak Salad recipe

Recommended Cheese Pairings: Truffle Cheddar, Extra Sharp Cheddar or Aged Cheddar, Comté, Swiss Gruyère, or Parmesan

Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting Notes Intense aromas of dark cherry and stone fruits. Full-bodied with great structure and balance. Perfectly ripe cherry and plum flavors and hints of apricot and toasted oak lead to a long finish. Reviews 96 points, Double Gold, 2021 Sunset International Wine Competition
95 points, Gold, Best in Show by Country, Best Wine of the Year by Packaging, 2021 London Wine Competition
94 points, Tasting Panel, Meridith May, November/December 2021 issue
92 points, Wilfred Wong, wine.com, 12/20/22
90 points, Editor's Choice, Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone, August/September 2021 issue
90 points, Year's Best US Cabernets, Wine & Spirits, Joshua Greene, December 2021 issue
Double Gold, 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold, 2022 Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival, 2/21/22 Vintage Notes February saw abundant rains, with filtered light in spring and early summer. Bud break occurred late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating a plentiful, even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun and cooler marine influences, uninterrupted by major heat spikes. Extended fall sunshine and moderate heat allowed fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels.
  • Varietal 88% Cabernet Sauvignon
    7% Merlot
    3% Petit Verdot
    2% Cabernet Franc
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • Vineyard 53% Mt. George Vineyard - Coombsville
    451% Silverado Vineyard - Stags Leap District
    6% Oakville Station - Oakville
  • Harvest Info September 24 – October 27, 2018
    24.6° Brix
  • Skin Contact 19 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 17 months barrel age
    42% new oak
    New oak profile: 84% French, 13% Hungarian, 3% American
    Overall oak profile: 86% French, 10% Hungarian, 4% American
  • Analysis 14.3% Alcohol
    5.75 g/L TA
    3.52 pH
    0.04% Rs