OVID’s flagship wine is always poetry in a glass, telling a story of the land and the vintage in subtle line changes and tonal shifts. As vintages go, 2018 was a godsend, and it’s been a long and mouthwatering wait for these bottles to reach our glasses. The show always begins with Cabernet Sauvignon, but Austin Petersen engages more characters to tell a deeper story, inviting Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot onto the stage. Already powerful and complete, the evolving nature of this wine demands more than one engagement, to fully appreciate the nuances at play.
Killer notes of blackcurrants, toasted spice, lead pencil, and loamy soil all emerge from this full-bodied beauty. With ripe, building tannins, an expansive, layered, textured, and flat-out stunning purity of fruit, this remarkable mountain Cabernet Sauvignon will benefit from 3-5 years of bottle age and cruise for 30 years or more in cold cellars.