Built to complement Arkenstone’s impressive Estate wines, the team works closely with a select group of small growers to craft a classic Cabernet Sauvignon to their exacting standards. Mountainside depth reflects the volcanic terroir behind (and beneath!) the carefully chosen fruit. Packed with crunchy blackberry flavors, soft tannins, and plenty of freshness, this is a deliciously energetic and well-balanced Cabernet. Could it be “the King’s Jewel” Tolkien was actually talking about?
The 2018 NVD Cabernet Sauvignon is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and was aged for 22 months in French oak barrels, 80% new. Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose reveals notes of warm plums, baked black currants and black cherries with suggestions of clove oil, black tea, Chinese five spice and cedar. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with firm, crunchy black berry flavors with bags of freshness and plush tannins, finishing with compelling energy.