2018

Mountain Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon

Sonoma County

2018 Mountain Estate

Grown on steep, west facing terraces that rise above the early renowned Wedding Vineyard, reaching a towering elevation of 1,400 feet.

Production Details

  • 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Caberent Franc, 7% Petit Verdot
  • Harvested October 26 - 29th
  • De-stemmed, double sorted
  • Whole-berry fermented in small open-top Oak, Concrete, and Stainless Steel fermenters
  • Native malolactic fermentation completed in barrel
  • Aged 21 months in French oak barrels (80% new)

ABV

14.5
%

Bottled

August 2020

Produced

412
Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

Mountain Estate Vineyard

Following more than four decades planting vineyards and adapting farming practices to the mountain climate and terrain around the winery, we launched our Mountain Estate Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon. The core of this wine is Cabernet Sauvignon grown on steep, west facing terraces that rise above the winery, reaching a towering elevation of 1,400 feet. Other contiguous vineyard blocks yielding fruit of mature character and balance incorporate a great diversity of soils and exposures, providing additional complexity and unmistakable mountain terroir.

2018

Mountain Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon

Sonoma County

Grown on steep, west facing terraces that rise above the early renowned Wedding Vineyard, reaching a towering elevation of 1,400 feet.

Production Details

  • 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Caberent Franc, 7% Petit Verdot
  • Harvested October 26 - 29th
  • De-stemmed, double sorted
  • Whole-berry fermented in small open-top Oak, Concrete, and Stainless Steel fermenters
  • Native malolactic fermentation completed in barrel
  • Aged 21 months in French oak barrels (80% new)

ABV

14.5
%

Bottled

August 2020

Produced

412
96
Points
Antonio Galloni
Vinous
Antonio Galloni
Vinous
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Mountain Estate Vineyard is a powerful wine with tons of mountain character. Ash, graphite, dried flower, iron and host of savory notes all run through the Mountain Estate Cabernet. Swaths of tannin wrap around this brooding, virile Sonoma Cabernet. The 2018 is going to need at least a few years to soften. For readers who want to know what Sonoma Cabernet is all about, this is a great place to start. In this vintage, the has a fairly high amount of Franc (13%), which really seems to add aromatic lift as well as energy. This is one of the great values in high-end, artisan California Cabernet Sauvignon.
96
Points
Antonio Galloni
,
Vinous

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