Color & Sound Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 | Round & Smooth
Color & Sound Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 presents High-altitude energy that meets majestic Mayacamas structure in this berry-studded colossus. Opening to unbridled black-fruit opulence, the wine is reined in at the last moment by a lasso of velvety, espresso-coated tannins, and brought to heel on a long savory finish, outlined in crisp red-cherry acidity. Drink now – 2025.
From a chart-topping vineyard on Spring Mountain that boasts a cult-like following, this Color & Sound Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is mountain Cabernet at its finest… without the mountain-appellation markup. The winery:
- an under-the-radar heavyweight near Howell Mountain,
- is the recipient of over 45 Robert Parker ratings of 90-99 points,
- including 15 with scores of 95+ points.
The wines are made in small quantities. And have historically been the prized jewels of serious Napa collectors for their “Bordeaux-like” brilliance. Unfortunately, with price tags starting at $150 and rising quite close to $300 a bottle.
The French Winemaker and Napa’s Grande Dame
So, those familiar with Alexis—Color & Sound’s leading lady who possesses an experiential synesthetic sixth sense for tasting wine—know that this Grande Dame of Napa can leave people dumbfounded. While winemakers can’t get enough of her unforgettable descriptions of wine as shapes, colors, and sounds. Of course, such was the case with the winery’s longtime consulting Frenchman who had called us up.
“Round and smooth in shape, like alluvial river stones, worn down to silky smoothness,” Alexis began. “So, there’s a rushing energy to it, like a strong wind blowing off a mountain face. It’s as cool to the touch as water from a limestone spring or a dry autumn morning. It’s a parade, not a stampede, of blues, reds, and purples.”
Spectacular Pedigree | Round and Smooth
We can tell you that the source winery’s wines are impossibly opulent out the gate. While settling into an almost Bordeaux-like quality later in life. In addition, savory tobacco spices, leather, and beautiful, sumptuous turned-earth and truffle notes. Much the same will become of the Color & Sound Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 in a decade. But only a handful of you will be fortunate enough to find out. Only 50 cases before it’s all gone.