Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
There are Napa Valley icons, and then there is BV.
They’ve been setting the standard for classic and rich Napa Cabs for an eternity, and even today, they continue to put their stamp on every vintage, cementing their legacy with every bottle they produce.
Their holdings span the entire Napa Valley from Calistoga to Carneros, and their wines reflect the unique character and terroir with true varietal character.
The 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet is just another notch in their belt, once again proving that history, legacy, and know-how continue to be an essential part of their story. Rich in ripe black blackberries, plums, milk chocolate, currants, roasted espresso, hints of menthol, and spiced vanilla make for quite the drinking experience, all wrapped in velvety tannins that deliver immediate pleasure with every sip.
Throw in the fact that some would claim 2018 was the best vintage Napa Valley has seen in decades, and you have the recipe for one of the best kept non-secrets in all the land.
Oh… and a 94 from James Suckling and 92s from Galloni and Spectator only add to the fun.
Serious Napa Cabernet without the hefty tariff from one of the true legends of the California wine universe.
Sit down, lock in, and drink up!
Plenty of blackcurrant with dark chocolate and coffee character. It’s full-bodied, yet the tannins are succulent and rather weightless, giving a velvety texture at the end. So delicious now. Hard to wait. In fact, not necessary. Drink or hold.
A polished and inviting style, with warm cassis and gently mulled plum fruit flavors gliding through atop pretty mocha, singed vanilla and loam accents, while a gentle savory echo adds range through the finish. Approachable now, but there's no rush. Drink now through 2032.
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is fabulous. Rich, inky and wonderfully deep, the 2018 packs a serious punch. A blast of inky dark fruit, chocolate, spice, licorice and menthol give the 2018 so much immediacy. Dollops of Charbono, Petite Sirah and Merlot add juiciness. This is sure to be a crowd pleaser.