Almacerro Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Critical Acclaim: 95 pts Jeb Dunnuck; 91 pts James Suckling. 

Winemaker's Tasting Notes: The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is dark and brooding, earthy and layered. Notes of petrichor, cedar box, dusty savory herbs and mountain sage brush exude from the glass. Unmistakably Howell Mountain, its robust and muscular framework is woven delicately with luscious, velvety tannins to reveal a wine that is both powerful and lifted. Beneath these savory layers are beautifully nuanced aromas of cassis, juicy ripe blackberries and mulberries with perfumy notes of fresh rose petals and lavender that provide yet another level of intrigue and depth to the wine. As the tannins wind their way across the palate, we are left with the impression of total balance and harmony, a wine that is both stoic and poised. 

"The same blend as the 2017, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is another impressive, medium to full-bodied Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon from this team. Cassis, graphite, chalky minerality, and iron, as well as some classic Howell Mountain bouquet garni-like notes, all define the aromatics, and it's balanced, has ripe tannins, and lots of minerality on the finish. Give it another 2-3 years and enjoy through 2038+."- Jeb Dunnuck. 

"Dark-fruited and earthy nose with black cherries, blackcurrants, ground spices, nutmeg and wet earth. Full-bodied, firm and structured, with a powdery texture to its tannins. A little chewy at the end. Drink or hold."- James Suckling. 

Varietal: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon; 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Merlot. 

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