US-DET-41-18

Cabernet Sauvignon 'Napa Valley', Detert Family Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon 'Napa Valley', Detert Family Vineyards

Grape Varieties
• 95% Cabernet Sauvignon
• 5% Cabernet Franc

Farming Practices
• Practicing Organic & Sustainable
• Cordon pruned – split canopy management
• Deficit irrigation
• Hand-harvested

Vine Age/Soil/Terroir
• Part of the historic To Kalon Vineyard
• Planted in 1997 to Clone 4 and “Horton Clone” – another family clone from the property, grafted and planted in 2015
• Alluvial, Coombs gravelly loam; very deep, well drained soils

Winemaking
• Small lot fermentations (1-2.5-ton fermenters)
• Avg. 14-days on the skins
• Combination of punch down and pumpovers
• Aged 18 months in 225L French oak (60% new)

Tasting Notes/Press
• Graphite, mineral, plum, cassis, dark fruits and dark chocolate aromas translate to the same wonderful flavors on the palate. Broad and penetrating, with a really compelling energetic core of mineral, black cherry and savory herb notes. Fantastic texture and length and a long complex finish that shows off beautifully integrated tannin. A lot of complexity, detail and classic character here.

Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Napa
Variety:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Vinous Media

Score:
96
Date:
2021-01-01
Review:
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is outrageously beautiful. Rich, vivid and wonderfully deep, the 2018 hits so many high notes. Inky dark fruit, graphite, spice, leather, licorice and expressive earthy nuances are all laced together. In the glass, the 2018 is deep yet also light on its feet, with tremendous flavor intensity and superb balance. It is also one of the very best values in top-flight Napa Valley Cabernet. Don't miss it.