Sequoia Grove Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
The grapes for the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon come from the finest vineyard sites in the best appellations of Napa Valley, including the Sequoia Grove Estate and Tonella Estate Vineyards in Rutherford, as well as select parcels from top growers, including Morisoli and Beckstoffer in Rutherford, Stagecoach in Atlas Peak, Lamoreaux in the Oak Knoll District and Healy in St. Helena. All fruit is hand sorted before undergoing a cold soak followed by inoculation with French yeast strains. Individual wines are fermented in small batches with daily pump-overs. The wine then undergoes malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels and is further aged in oak before bottling.
TASTING NOTE: Dark red in color, the initial aromas are of bright black cherry and blackberry, followed by baking spices and a hint of chocolate. The wine is intensely flavorful on the palate with round and smooth tannins, full of blackberry flavor and subtle toasty vanilla notes.
FOOD PAIRING: A versatile food wine, the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with any red meat on the grill, pork tenderloin, heavy cheeses, and grilled vegetables.
Blue Lifestyle 94 points "Rich nose of plum and spice, deeply colored, velvety texture, ripe plum, and blueberry, intense with notes of licorice and chocolate, long and stylish." June 09, 2021 - Anthony Dias Blue
North Coast Wine Challenge - 92 POINTS, GOLD MEDAL
The base appellation 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is rock-solid, with lots of cassis and mulberry fruits mixed with candied flowers, spice, and vanilla-like nuances. It's rich and medium to full-bodied, with solid overall balance and ripe tannins.