The Debate Artalade Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Critical Acclaim: 97 pts Wine Enthusiast; 95 pts Jeb Dunnuck; 94 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. 

Winemaker's Tasting Notes: The color is deep, dark raven black with touches of crimson red and candy red on the rim. On the nose there is an explosion of minerality, warm stone, thyme and oregano with milk chocolate, cedar, cinnamon and nutmeg. On the palate there is a big round entrance evolving fast on a mineral mid-palate with granular tannins and touches of milk chocolate, graphite and black fruit, lingering on a silky finish with juicy fruit like cherry, plum and touches of potpourri. 

"Refined tannin and integrated fruit mark this lovely, full-bodied wine, which is 100% varietal and made in tiny amounts. Leather, tobacco and cedar highlight a lengthy and elegant core seething in cassis and currant, with a touch of oak and dark chocolate on the finish."- Wine Enthusiast. 

"Coming from a site on Pritchard Hill, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Artalade Montagna Vineyards is pure Mountain fruit and reveals a powerful, dense, primordial style that's going to reward bottle age. Dense purple, with impressive purity in its blueberry and black cherry fruits, it offers more tobacco, graphite, and crushed stone-like minerality with time in the glass. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and concentrated on the palate, it wasn't until the second day that this started to offer some complexity and charm, and it's going to require a solid decade of bottle age to hit the early stages of maturity. It will have 30 years or more of ultimate longevity."- Jeb Dunnuck. 

"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Artalade Vineyard bursts from the glass with notes of blueberry compote, baked plums, Black Forest cake and crème de cassis with hints of expresso, licorice and charcoal. The full-bodied palate is packed with black fruit preserves with a refreshing backbone and grainy texture, finishing on a lingering earthy note."- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. 

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon.

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