The 2018 Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is drop dead gorgeous. The Cabernet was sourced exclusively from Block 7, the rockiest block on this historic exceptional vineyard. It immediately begins to impress with its seductive aromas of fresh ripe blackberries and dark currants which are woven together with dusty loam, violets, licorice, iron and fresh sage along with hints of dark chocolate and crushed gravel. On the palate this is full-bodied, displaying outstanding overall structure and balance through its beautifully polished frame. It goes on to showcase wonderful purity of fruit and a gorgeous fresh character, with incredible depth and concentration, yet remains light on its feet as layers of beautiful ripe dark fruits continue to persist through the lavish finish. This is an absolute beauty that should have a sensational future ahead.
Barrel Tasting - Aromas of ripe blackberries, dark currants, dusty loam, violets, licorice and fresh sage along with hints of dark chocolate and minerals. The palate is full-bodied, well-structured and balanced. This showcases wonderful purity of fruit and freshness as well as incredible depth and concentration all the way through the long finish.