Looking for a masterclass in how to get a new winery off the ground? Pristine, pedigreed vineyard sources, passion, and a top-notch winemaker are pre-requisites for graduation. Russell Bevan lays out a lesson plan for keeping a full-bodied bruiser in balance with elegance and class. I think we could all learn a lot from a few glasses of this delicious Cab. Class is in session - don’t be late!
Another head-turning wine from this project, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Project 18 got a handful of expletives in my notes. A plush, sexy, full-bodied 2018 delivering pure dark fruits, hints of menthol and tobacco, a deep, layered texture, and a blockbuster of a finish, it leans into the hedonistic end of the spectrum yet also has balance and class. Drink this brilliant effort over the coming 15-20 years.