Addax Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
|California, Napa Valley
Our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon blends four incredible single vineyards, two from the valley floor and two from mountain sites. Together they create a beautiful rendition of Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark and inviting in the glass, winemaker Russell Bevan has tamed the beast with this mouth-filling Cabernet. A nose of blueberry, espresso, and black currants draws you into the glass, revealing a palate that showcases this wine’s hedonistic core. While dense and focused, this wine’s refined tannins carry its background notes of leather and spice throughout an almost never-ending finish.
Wine Advocate 94 Pts "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley blends 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with a serious nose of classic blackcurrants and a cigar box with nuances of tilled earth, pencil lead, and tobacco leaf. The seductive, full-bodied palate delivers bags of wonderfully pure, crunchy black and blue fruits with firm, fine-grained tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long and lifted. Nice!"
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley showed nicely, with a rich, full-bodied style displaying the vibrant, fresher edge of the vintage. Lots of blue and black fruits, scorched earth, licorice, tobacco, and violet notes give way to a beautifully balanced, vibrant, lively red with outstanding purity, a touch of chalky minerality, and a great finish. It's going to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and keep for 10-15.