Anderson Conn Valley Napa Valley Cabernet 2018 | Hedonistic Complexity
You heard it here first: The Anderson Conn Valley Napa Valley Cabernet 2018 may be the best Cabernet Sauvignon from Todd Anderson in his 30-year history. If you love Napa Cab as much as we do, don’t hesitate on this one. There’s no better introduction to ACV than this 2018, which ACV winemaker Robert Hunt told us “is shaping up to be my favorite since 1994.”
Saturated purple color with a nose of cassis, cedar spice, and violets. Plush blackberry fruit and more cassis on the palate with hints of licorice, black olives, and savory herbs. Smoothly-textured and gorgeously dense, the fine balance of tannin and acidity will allow it to hold for another seven to ten years. Drink Anderson Conn Valley Napa Valley Cabernet 2018 now-2030.
Nearly hidden at the base of Howell Mountain. So, this winery is run with considerable gusto by Napa icon Todd Anderson and his winemaker, Robert Hunt. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate calls Anderson’s vineyards “an undeniable source of very complex and age-worthy wines. And this 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon more than lives up to that reputation.
Napa Valley’s glorious 2018 vintage | “picture-perfect“
Thanks to our longstanding relationship with Todd, we secured an early, pre-score allocation. Although this 2018 Cabernet is bound to accrue some serious press with all its smoothly textured, hedonistic complexity. So, in just a short time, all the hype surrounding the 2018 vintage for Napa Valley Cabernet has been justified.
And continuing to grow with each passing month. We remember the long, ideal growing season and beautifully slow-paced harvest that year. While ensuring ripe yet integrated wines like this ACV Cab—one of the very first (and finest) 2018 Napa Cabernets on the market.
Aged in French oak for 16 months. An opaque, chewy, and boisterous wine, showing all the dark fruit, earthy spice, and rich tannins that made Todd’s wines famous. While convincing the Wine Advocate to declare that ACV “represents the greatness of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon.”
Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards
So, after graduating from the University of Pacific in Stockton, CA with a degree in Geology Todd went to work for a small geophysical. And that firm that was on the cutting edge of technology for seismic oil and gas exploration.
So, Todd soon realized the corporate world was not for him. Although he loved the industry he was in, he continually had thoughts of the outdoors and getting back in touch with the soil. These thoughts, along with the mention from his parents of starting a “small vineyard. And that’s what led to the creation of Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards.