2018 Perliss Estate 'The Ravens' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$159.95
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Yields are kept small and hand-harvested in this 100% estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon. The unique Perliss touch of aging in handmade terra-cotta vessels allows 20% of the fruit to develop its character without the influence of oak. The other 80% sees two years in French oak barrels made by small-production coopers. This opens with an intriguing bouquet of espresso and bacon alongside more traditional black cherry and violets. On the palate, plum, cherry, nutmeg and cocoa make for a bold attack. Espresso returns on the finish, along with a lingering tobacco note. This is one for the cellar, with tannins that would benefit from (and deliver on) a little more time in the dark.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Aaron Pott
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
20 months
Oak Treatment:
60% new, 40% used French oak
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Calistoga
Vineyard:
100% Estate - The Ravens Vineyard
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
13.9%
Score Wine Advocate:
96
SKU #:
1048825
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA96

Wine Advocate

Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon The Ravens has a deep garnet-purple color, prancing out of the glass with vivacious scents of blueberry pie, black currant cordial and fresh blackberries plus hints of cinnamon toast and clove oil. Full-bodied, the palate has an approachable structure of finely grained tannins and bold freshness supporting the tightly knit black fruits, finishing with a spicy kick. 346 cases were made.