2018 DuMOL Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Fruit from warm valleys leads the charge in this magnificent vintage, ripe, dark and plush. Cool-climate nuances enhance the effect with a floral lift and woodsy potpourri across an extended arc of flavor and a subtle, opulent finish. Richness finds balance in detail and there’s a seamless complexity that speaks to the blend of vineyards, each patch of terroir bringing its own layer of nuance and character. Well-defined tannins and natural density promise a good decade-plus of aging potential. Andy Smith clearly knows his cab, and this blend of 4 distinct AVAs within Napa Valley is evidence enough to quench our thirst.   

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Andy Smith
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
20 months
Oak Treatment:
56% New French oak barrels
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Vineyard:
36% METEOR VINEYARD, 40% TRUE DOG KNOLL VINEYARD, 12% DUMOL ROACH ESTATE, 12% BALLARD VINEYARD
SKU #:
1047506
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Wine Enthusiast

A lovely, 100% varietal wine aged 20 months in French oak, this is juicy, herbal and offers a substantial foundation of power. Cedar, tobacco and tomato leaf accent a core of crushed rock, dark plum and threads of acidity—the weight and structure lifted by underlying freshness.