2018 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
At the time of harvest, the estate is at its most kinetic. Birds and insects are working, foraging alongside our team. In the air is the spirit of collaboration, followed by a poignant calm at day’s end. As each vital block is picked, we become beneficiaries of a fortuitous windfall. The fruit, rather than an inevitability, is the culmination of our relationship with the land. A meaningful wine must be earned.
The 2018 growing season was a reminder of the miracle of farming. Plentiful spring rains set the stage for a striking, yet balanced wine with a strong, healthy fruit-set. With a mild summer came steady and exemplary flavor development with harvest spanning over three weeks to accommodate each block’s unique signature.
A wine of tremendous clarity and energy, the 2018 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon leads with enticing blackberry, black currant, cardamom, and violets on the nose. Cassis-hued and anchored by sleek minerality and cohesive structure, its mountain provenance is evidenced by a full spectrum profile of fresh summer cherry, dried mint, river rock, and espresso on the palate. Brimming with vitality and gravitas, this supremely balanced wine promises decades of enjoyment.
98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
Elevage: 20 months in 62% new French oak barrels
Alcohol of 14.8%
Harvest Dates: September 26 – October 19, 2018
Bottling Date: June 15 2020
Release Date: September 14, 2021