100% Cabernet Sauvignon Clones 7, 337
Barrel Aged 20 Months in 100% New French Oak
$125 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 wine made for the SODHANI Estate has a nuanced complexity, deep layers of dark fruit, precise structure, and exotic spice components, making them extremely rewarding in every way. Immediately recognizable as soon as the wine fills the glass, the dark purple hue draws you in for a closer look. Harmonious aromatic waves swell from the glass suggesting notes of forest floor, cassis reduction, black licorice and pine bough. The mouth-watering palate expresses vivid waves of blackberry compote, dark chocolate shavings, sandalwood, and star anise. This is a very dark and luscious Cabernet Sauvignon that offers a wealth of enjoyment early in its life, and with its ample structure, this wine will also age gracefully in the cellar for decades.