Stonestreet Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley|
Made from the producer's estate Monument Ridge, blocks that rise from 400 to 2,400 feet, this balanced, elegant wine is refined and savory, with classic structure. Crushed rock, mountain sage, pine and dusty tannin support a core of juicy currant and cassis.
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is perfumed with sweet, crushed flowers, candied blackberry, and soft baking spice. The palate is juicy up front and gives way to more savory fine-grained tannins and a supple mouthfeel, with notes of black tea and wild herbs. Drink 2025-2042.
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is bold, punchy and full of mountain character. There is some tannin that needs to resolve, but that should not be a problem in the few years' time. Blue/purplish fruit, graphite, lavender, spice, and licorice are nicely pushed forward in this structured, mid-weight mountain Cabernet.