Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, California, USA, 2018
Grapes: A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petite Sirah, 2% Charbono and 2% Malbec.
Established in 1900, Beaulieu Vineyard is one of the most historic producers in Napa Valley.
We sourced the majority of the Cabernet from Napa Valley’s Rutherford, Calistoga and St. Helena appellations. The diverse soils and microclimates, as well as the various clones of Cabernet Sauvignon and cultivation techniques, contributed to this wine’s complex flavour profile. The balance of the blend was grown both in our estate vineyards and other quality vineyards of Napa Valley.
Our 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon shows aromas of lovely red berry fruits on the nose, supported by notes of wild blackberry, black cherry, red currant and ripe plum, backed up by delicate oak notes of warm holiday spices, including; cinnamon and star anise spice with vanilla bean. On the palate, the wine is fruit-forward and ripe with hints of lavender and violet leading to fresh strawberry, black raspberry, red cherry and cola nut, supported by delicate fresh herbs – hints of mint, mocha and milk chocolate. The tannins are focused and long providing a rich texture and mouthfeel, with an elegant balance and structure that complements the mouth filling flavours. Well integrated baking spice notes of cinnamon and nutmeg from the toasted oak barrels are seamlessly woven throughout the wine, complementing the berry fruit aromas and flavours which leads to a long mouth-watering finish. This rich, pleasing Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is approachable and delicious now, yet promises cellar worthiness when stored properly. Growing conditions were nearly perfect in this vintage.
“Plenty of blackcurrant with dark chocolate and coffee character. It’s full-bodied, yet the tannins are succulent and rather weightless, giving a velvety texture at the end. So delicious now. Hard to wait. In fact, not necessary. Drink or hold.”
94/100 points, James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, June 2021
“The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is fabulous. Rich, inky and wonderfully deep, the 2018 packs a serious punch. A blast of inky dark fruit, chocolate, spice, licorice and menthol give the 2018 so much immediacy. Dollops of Charbono, Petite Sirah and Merlot add juiciness. This is sure to be a crowd pleaser.”
92/100 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2021
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- Ready to drink but will improve in good storage
- Primary Grape/Blend:
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Influence of Oak:
- United States