2018
Reserve Selection

Cabernet Sauvignon
Description

The dress code is velvet. The velvet label symbolizes the texture, emotion, and feeling in the wine, the dynamic legacy of the Raymond family, and a vibrant vision of our future. The grapes for this 2018 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon were harvested from vineyards across Napa Valley including those planted in Oakville and our Rutherford and St. Helena estates as well as hillside locations that provide the wine with good structure.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

This Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a beautiful bouquet of blackcurrants, espresso and notes of violet.

Palate: 

An array of dense dark fruit flavors of rhubarb, dark cherry and blackberries are layered with blackcurrants, clove and orange peel. This is a full-bodied and structured wine with well-integrated and supple tannins and a richly textured finish that coats the palate.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

2018 was a near picture-perfect growing season that began in late February followed by a mild Spring yielding uniform grape clusters. Temperatures remained moderate to cool throughout the season with 2018 being considered one of the coolest vintages of the past decade. The cooler temperatures allowed for a longer hangtime resulting in an even and temperate harvest.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Varietals:
    • 94% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 5% Petit Verdot
    • 1% Cabernet Franc
  • Alcohol: 14.5% ABV
  • pH: 3.85
  • TA: 4.9 g/L
  • Ageing:
    • 19 months French oak​
    • 37% New French oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Cross Rib Roast or Steaks with Roast Potatoes
Cheese & Nuts:
Hard Cheeses & Brie and Guyere
Fruits & Vegetables:
Peaches
SKU:
RNCS183
$45