1048759

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Ehlers pops off campus to grab a little non-estate fruit (18%) from Oakville and Yountville to round out this dusty, dark Cabernet Sauvignon. The first sip is earthy and mineral, leaning into blueberries and dark chocolate on the finish. Cedar, spices and herbs swirl around a boysenberry core in the mouth, while aromas of black pepper add further complexity. Tannins and structure point to a nice long future, but this is already delicious.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
22 Months
Oak Treatment:
61% new French oak, 39% used French Oak
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
86% Cabernet Sauvignon (18% non Estate) and 14% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol %:
14.5%
Score Wine Spectator:
93
SKU #:
1048759
Size:
750 ml Bottle
93WS
Wine Spectator
Really solid, this red has a brambly edge, with plum, blackberry and red currant preserve notes showing good energy, thanks in part to a buried sassafras streak, all backed by a roasted apple wood- and licorice snap-fueled finish. Drink now through 2030. 2,541 cases made. (JM)