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2018 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points, James Suckling
91 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
92 points, Vinous
90 points, Jeb Dunnuck
Double Gold, Best of Class, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Our Napa Cab is becoming a to-go wine for many Ballentine wine lovers. Upon opening, raspberry jam, cherries, and strawberries accompany dusty blackberry with hints of herbaceous and savory notes. Slight tobacco and bittersweet chocolate with toasted cedar complete this wine. This wine is crafted to be enjoyed upon release but can easily hold up to aging for another 7-10 years.

93 points, James Suckling
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SKU: BAL18CSNAPA
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
Oct 1 - 10
Sugar
26.6
Acid
5.9
pH
3.75
Aging
18 months in oak barrels, 70% New French oak, 30% Neutral Oak
Alcohol %
15.2
Wine Advocate
91
Wine Profile
Ratings
93 points, James Suckling 92 points, Vinous 91 points, Wine Advocate 90 points, Jeb Dunnuck
Awards
"Lots of currants and blackberries with some wet-earth and sweet-tobacco undertones. It’s full-bodied and layered with pretty fruit and rich, round tannins. Rich, but not overpowering. Try after 2022." James Suckling "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown is bold and racy in the glass, with myriad layers of nuance that open over time. Super-ripe and pliant, this mid-weight Cabernet has plenty to offer in an attractive, mid-weight style. This decidedly overt Cabernet is nicely done." -- Antonio Galloni "Deep garnet-purple in color, it features expressive notes of warm cassis, ripe blackberries and preserved black cherries with suggestions of fragrant earth, beef drippings and clove oil. The full-bodied palate is richly fruit with bags of black fruit preserves layers, framed by rm, grainy tannins and bold freshness, nishing on a lingering spicy note." Lisa Perotti-Brown
Food Pairing Notes
Ribeye with caramelized onions, Pork Chop with cherry glaze
Production
300
Other Notes
92% Cabernet Sauvignon 3% Malbec 2% Cabernet Franc 1% Petit Verdot 1% Merlot 1% Petite Sirah
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