Robert Parker 90.0
Blended of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Merlot and 0.5% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon rocks up with ready for business scents of stewed plums, Black Forest cake, warm cassis and pencil lead with wafts of forest floor, dried Mediterranean herbs and black olives. The medium-bodied palate is chewy and refreshing with tightly wound red and black fruit layers and an herbal lift on the finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2033
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is all understatement. In this tasting, it is a bit quiet, with less exuberance than in some recent vintages. Dark red cherry, mocha, spice, cedar and licorice all open with a bit of time in the glass. Best of all, the 2018 will drink well pretty much upon release.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2033