2018 Keplinger 'Oakville Ranch Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville

$199.95

Keplinger’s Cabernets are always a big draw at our Scout tasting events, and this beauty from Oakville was another solid standout. “This wine has a serious pedigree from the soil on up and it’s a compelling Cab. Deeply textural and loaded with nuance; take your time savoring this.” - Arnaldo Burgos, Wine Scout

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Helen Keplinger
Vintage:
2018
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Oakville
Vineyard:
Oakville Ranch Vineyard
Total Varietal Composition %:
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
SKU #:
1048597
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JD99

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Ranch Vineyard, which includes 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, is another incredible wine from this winemaker. Revealing a deep purple hue as well as a killer bouquet of cassis, currants, lead pencil, graphite, and violets, it hits the palate with a full-bodied, sumptuous, layered mouthfeel that carries lots of velvety tannins as well as remarkable freshness. It's certainly a large-scaled, voluptuous 2018, yet it still has that vintage's laser-like focus as well as structure. It benefits from a decant if drinking any time today, but it’s going to drink nicely for 20 years or more.