100% Cabernet Sauvignon Clones 7
Barrel Aged 20 Months in 100% New French Oak
$195 750ml, Min 3 Pack
2018 certainly stands out as one of the great growing seasons in Napa Valley of the last decade. Overall, a very balanced growing season that led to fabulous uniformity throughout the vineyard and exceptional fruit quality. It was absent of challenges that plagued many of the previous years, ranging from drought, low yields and heatwaves. In terms of weather, ‘slow’ and ‘easy’ were consistent descriptors. Mother Nature allowed us to walk through the vintage rather than sprint. The vintage was a seamless season of heavenly hangtime and phenomenal phenolic development which resulted in exquisite wines with freshness and aromatic complexity.
The 2018 SODHANI Reserve is a symphony for the senses. It displays confidence in a way that is bold without being showy. This is a regal wine that offers impressive fruit depth and power while also being refined and polished, achieving a precipitous balance. In the glass the wine possesses a completely opaque purple hue with a dark violet halo. There are layers of aromas, both dark and high toned, suggesting lavender oil, roasted meat, umami, crushed mint, coffee bean, and boysenberry paste. The palate has a completely saturating dark fruit core with notes of blackberry reduction, cigar wrapper, crushed rock, black cherry, toasted cedar, cinnamon stick and lilac. The medium tannin structure holds everything together, providing an architectural framework. With a few hours in a decanter, or a few years in your cellar, this wine will evolve and show it’s true colors, not to be forgotten.