Editorial Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 | Single-Vineyard Napa Jackpot
Editorial Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 pours an opaque magenta, with big, lush aromas of cherry and racy cranberry floating above the rim of the glass. It’s pure and clean on the palate, grand in spirit, and almost Rhône-like with its pepper-crusted, dark-fruit core supported by soft, espresso-coated tannins. Drink now–2025.
Here on the eastern slopes of Napa, tucked away in a small, secluded valley. So you find the wine’s source vineyard has yields that sometimes top out at a miniscule half-ton per acre. Planted to Bordeaux varieties, each block is individually farmed and produces tiny berries with thick skins and a low juice-to-pulp ratio, making for exquisitely concentrated Cabernet.
Exciting Unique opportunity
We were near the top of the steep unnamed Vineyard, standing beside one of our favorite Cabernet maestros in Napa Valley. The man who helped fashion a mega-hit Cab blend that won Wine Spectator’s Wine of the Year Award (beating out landmark bottlings from Opus One and Robert Mondavi) is a walking Zen master of small-lot, single-vineyard winemaking. And he speaks with undeniable authority.
Earlier that day, when we tasted the wine, we suddenly understood why nearly every blue-chip Napa winemaker tries to get their hands on the vineyard’s fruit. Pure and clean on the palate, the wine is rich but almost Rhône-like, with a
- dark-fruit core;
- big, lush aromas; and
- soft, espresso-coated tannins.
Likely your only chance
The winemaker’s original plan to release the bottle as a single-vineyard designate had gone up in smoke. So that was because the grower didn’t want him using the famous vineyard name. Hence, our new friend now needed a seller, and we were more than happy to oblige.
The result? A Napa Cab with an impeccable pedigree. And now available for you at a fraction of the price a wine of its quality would normally fetch.