2018 Cultivar Cabernet Sauvignon Napa County
|2018 Vintage Notes||
February saw abundant rains, followed by lots of filtered light in spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The relatively mild summer followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat created near-ideal conditions for winemakers to allow their fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels. Volume is looking great, up 20-30% increase over average crop quantity.
|2018 Cultivar Napa County
At Cultivar we work to produce wines that exceed your expectations, and we are certain that the 2018 Napa County Cabernet will do exactly that. The wine is dark purple, with hues of blues and vibrant reds peering through the glass. Aromas of black currant, plum, blackberries and a touch sweet vanilla waft towards you, while the palate is opulent, concentrated, and layered with complexity. You’ll be met with tons of dark fruits, cocoa, sweet vanilla and spice when you take your first sip. The finish will linger on your palate, with just the right amount of tannins and oak to compliment the rich fruit. This will be the perfect accompaniment to your favorite cut of prime beef or, even better, a brisket beef burger!
|Varietal||Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Cabernet Franc and Malbec|
|Appellations||100% Napa County|
|Barrel Aging||French Oak for 18 months (20% new)|