2018 Vintage

2018 DM C.S.: Jeb Dunnuck

Jeb Dunnuck — 95

Coming from the Diamond Mountain District in the northern part of the Valley, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District reveals a dense purple hue as well as a textbook Cabernet nose of ripe blackcurrants, lead pencil, damp earth, and chocolate. Rich, medium to full-bodied, plush, and beautifully textured, this is in the running for the top wine at the price point. Drink it any time over the coming 15+ years.

2018 DM C.S.: Beverage Tasting Inst.

Beverage Tasting Institute — 93

Deep purple color. Inviting aromas and flavors of chocolate toffee, bubbly berry pie crust, frozen French vanilla yogurt, and hint of dried flowers with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a seamless, charming, medium-long finish imparting shades of dried berries in cream, cedar, and roasted nuts with wellintegrated, dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A lively Napa Cabernet with nicely balanced fruit and structure and a youthful stride.

2018 DM C.S.: Robert Parker, Lisa Perotti-Brown

Robert Parker — 93

Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon features bold notions of crème de cassis, blueberry compote and blackberry pie plus nuances of tar, unsmoked cigars, beef drippings and garrigue with a waft of lavender. The medium to full-bodied palate has a rock-solid structure of firm grainy tannins and lovely freshness lifting the dense, muscular black fruit and earthy layers to a long, mineral-tinged finish.

2018 DM C.S.: James Suckling

James Suckling — 92

Fresh black cherry, blackberry leaf, iodine and bark on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with powerful, fine-grained tannins. Fresh and structured with focused fruit and spice flavors. Needs a couple of years. Try from 2022.

James Suckling

2018 DM C.S.: Sommeliers Choice Awards

Sommeliers Choice Awards — 92 Gold

A beautiful and elegant Napa Valley Cabernet. Hold for at least 10 years! This wine will age beautifully if held onto. The wine is made with great finesse and showcases some of the best fruit in Napa.

2018 DM C.S.: 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition — Double Gold

2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

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