2018 Fiadh Ruadh Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District

$224.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

Produced by female winemaker and Master of Wine Nova Cadamatre. Nova owns three female owned wine brands, Trestle Thirty One and Snowshell Vineyards, in the Finger Lakes, and Fiadh Ruadh in Napa, CA.

Darkly hued purple with a crimson red rim, the wine is intensely perfumed with aromas of black cherry, dark chocolate, and strawberry fruit leather. Smooth yet structured tannins balance with an acidity that brightens the opulently flavored palate of red currants, black tea, dusty sage, and brambly blackberries. It was aged in 100% new French Oak from Taransaud for 22 months prior to bottling.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Nova Cadamatre
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
22 Months
Oak Treatment:
100% New French Oak
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Stags Leap District
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
14.5%
Score Wine Enthusiast:
94
Score Wine Spectator:
93
SKU #:
1054100
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WE94

Wine Enthusiast

This deep and potent wine is infused with an almost surreal intensity of black fruits, dark chocolate, graphite and black figs, while fine-grained tannins weave a gentle blanket to soften the palate impression. Aged in all-new Taransaud barrels, it needs time to reach full drinkability and complexity. Best from 2028-2038.

WS93

Wine Spectator

A bold, fruit-driven style, with waves of dark blackberry, fig and açaí berry paste rumbling through, inlaid with cocoa powder, espresso crema and Black Forest cake notes. The long, grippy finish has a nice swath of loam, too. For fans of the power style. Debut release for this project. Best from 2024 through 2035