Taub Family Vineyards Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
|Brand||Taub Family Vineyards|
Aromas of graphite, garrigue, tobacco leaf and cedar chest intermingle with flavors of red cherry, black currant, and plum, along with notes of crème de cassis, dark chocolate, licorice, and dried herbs. A full-bodied wine with a firm backbone of fine grainy tannins. Concentrated yet elegantly balanced, with good acidity and stacked layers of complex flavors leading to a long, savory finish.
Robert Parker 92pt "A blend of Clones 4 and 337, aged 22 months in 50% new French oak, Taub's 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard offers up scents of black cherries, cedar, and mocha, with hints of smoked meat and dark loam. It's medium to full-bodied… ripe and open-knit"
The quietly brooding aspect to this impressive wine should mean more development and complexity over time. Deep blueberry and dark-chocolate aromas lead to concentrated but rather tight black currant and blueberry flavors lightly accented by toast, cinnamon and mint. Best from 2028-2038.