2018 Fortunate Son 'The Diplomat' Small Vineyard Blocks Red Blend Napa Valley

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From the renowned talent behind the highly coveted Hundred Acre collection comes a “21st Century Claret” of unreserved energy and generosity. Some of the fruit for Fortunate Son even hails from Jayson Woodbridge’s own Hundred Acre vineyards, joined by fruit from select family vineyards he’s negotiated to farm. The Diplomat is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, familiar territory for Woodbridge, supported by Merlot and Petite Sirah. Bright notes of Morello cherries and black raspberries soar above a profound core of cassis with licorice and tobacco. The palate is plush with layers of powerful black fruit and a long, earthy finish.

Varietal:
Red Blend
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
24-30 months
Oak Treatment:
French oak barrique
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Sirah
Score Wine Advocate:
96
SKU #:
1049041
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA96

Wine Advocate

Jayson Woodbridge calls this a “21st Century Claret.” The blend is mainly Cabernet Sauvignon with a good dollop of Merlot and a dash of Petite Sirah. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon The Diplomat comes skipping out with bright notes of Morello cherries, mulberries, and black raspberries, over a profound core of warm cassis, hoisin and blackberry pie, with wafts of licorice and unsmoked cigars. The generous, full-bodied palate is soft and plush, featuring a powerful black fruit core with a lively backbone and loads of layers on the earthy finish.