Our tasting room is open for private wine tastings by appointment.

‹ Back to Shop
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Region
Napa Valley
Alcohol
15.6%

2018 Sugarloaf Cabernet Sauvignon

Add To Cart
$100
/ 750ml

Club Members – Log In to See Your Savings at Checkout

The 2018 Sugarloaf Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from a single vineyard in southern Napa, where the cooler climate preserves acidity, enhances color, and yields milder tannins. This deep red/purple wine, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, shows bright aromas of cherry, blueberry and red licorice with notes of coffee, mocha and vanilla. In the mouth, plum and mixed berries mingle with chocolate, gliding across the medium-weight palate with a nice balance of acid and tannin. Finishing with hints of dark chocolate and toasted oak, this wine will easily age for twelve years.

Vintage
2018
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Region
Napa Valley
Alcohol
15.6%

Vintage Notes

2018 was a wonderful growing season. Late spring rains made sure there was plenty of ground water to start the growing season. The summer was cooler than usual, with only a few days near 100 degrees. While the yields were larger than expected due mostly to larger berry size, the harvest was smooth and easy, allowing us to pick the fruit at its prime. 2018 was a lovely year with color, depth and complexity.

Winemaker Notes

The grapes were hand harvested at night, carefully sorted in the vineyard, then brought to the cellar and destemmed. Following a cold soak, fermentation occurred at a high temperature to ensure maximum extraction was achieved before the wine was racked to 50 percent new French oak barrels. The wine was aged in barrel for a total of 18 months before bottling.