2018 Institution Winery Proprietary Red Napa Valley

$249.95
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JD95

Seriously ripe without crossing the line into overdone, this profound Cabernet Sauvignon is a wash of blueberry and blackberry fruit with smoky swirls of spice, pencil shavings and flower petals. Crafted by Russell Bevan – an institution in his own right – this is a hedonistic descent into delicious madness that will have you coming back for more. Fortunately, it’s up for a long-term commitment - You could lock it away for a decade and it won’t miss a beat.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
22 Months
Oak Treatment:
100% new French Oak
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Vineyard:
Tench, Erba, Houyi, and Sugarloaf Mtn. Vineyards
Alcohol %:
14.9%
SKU #:
1046808
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JD95

Jeb Dunnuck

Lots of crème de cassis, mulled blackberries, espresso, charred earth, and graphite emerge from the 2018 Napa Valley Red Wine. Full-bodied, it has a rich, nicely textured mouthfeel, building tannins, and outstanding length. A plush, rich, already attractive 2018, with beautiful depth of fruit and length, it's going to evolve for 15-20 years or more.