Caterwaul Wines Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District|
Moving to the barrel samples, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon should be snatched up by savvy readers. Sporting a deep purple hue as well as full-bodied aromas and flavors of cassis, violets, and tobacco, it’s a step up over the 2017 and has sweet tannins, no hard edges, and a terrific sense of opulence as well as freshness.
Lush and fruit-filled, with crushed plum, steeped raspberry and warmed cassis notes rolled together, carried by a well-embedded graphite spine. A swath of warm, dark earth cruises through on the finish, but leaves center stage to the fruit. Best from 2021 through 2031. 3,000 cases made.