2018 Ad Vivum Cabernet Sauvignon

$174.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

What else can we say about this stellar Napa Valley Cab? Dark ruby in color, the 2018 Ad Vivum leads with dazzling aromas of cassis, violets and wild fennel. Texturally, the wine is fresh and silky, with an underlying core of dense tannic structure that adds both tension and balance. A timeless expression of Cabernet Sauvignon from one of the best recent Napa vintages, the 2018 will drink now through 2050. This beauty will knock your socks off!

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Chris Phelps
Vintage:
2018
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 100% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Yountville
Vineyard:
Sleeping Lady
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
14.0%
Score Wine Advocate:
97+
SKU #:
1049238
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA97+

Wine Advocate


Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Sleeping Lady Vineyard is deep garnet-purple in color. It leaps from the glass with blackcurrant jelly, warm plums and mulberries notes plus suggestions of black raspberries, roses, tar, anise and fragrant earth. Full-bodied, the palate is very tight-knit, with firm, ripe, grainy tannins and lively acidity supporting the layers upon layers of nuances, finishing very long and wonderfully minerally. 480 cases were made.