Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
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92 Points Wine Enthusiast:
Blended with 9% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, this bold fullbodied red impresses in its thick, intensely concentrated layers of rich red fruit and leathery texture. The tannins are well integrated and firmly structured, with new French oak showing in the swathes of vanilla and toast.
91 Points Robert Parkers Wine Advocate:
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, aged for 17 months in 56% new French oak. Very deep garnet-purple in color, it comes strutting out of the glass with confident, classic cassis, warm plums and cedar chest notes with touches of pencil lead, bouquet garni and tilled soil plus a waft of cloves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is laden with bags of black fruit and spicy sparks, framed by firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing on a lingering earthy note.