Another stunning vintage from Woodward Canyon, we’d happily kayak down this river of ripe black fruits. It captures the romance of fully mature Cabernet in a way that can only be achieved with old-vine fruit. Smooth, firm tannins cruise to a rich, long finish. Delicious now but we’re not gonna lie, this will find even more exciting depths with a year or two in a cool cellar.
My favorite in the lineup, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Old Vines is 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec, all aged 22 months in new barrels. Loads of ripe red and black fruits, dried herbs, crushed stone, and savory herb notes give way to a full-bodied, concentrated, yet beautifully balanced, weightless Cabernet that will benefit from 4-6 years in the cellar and keep for two decades or more.