OG dN Lot 198 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 750mL

$80.00$35.000%OFF*


Available for purchase in the U.S. only excluding AL, AK, AR, DE, HI, IA, MS, ND, RI, UT, WV. 


Wine Details & Tasting Notes


94-Points, Platinum Medal

2021 Sommelier Challenge Wine Competition

Blockbuster Beauty

Lot 198 comes to us from a family-run winery's estate vineyard up on the hillsides of the Atlas bench between Atlas Peak and Soda Canyon Roads. The owner and winemaker quietly consults for a who's who of top Napa Valley Cabernet houses. On offer today is the family's top 2018 cuvee, a blend of 90% estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Spring Mountain Merlot that they purchase from another grower.

Rich and hedonistic yet nicely balanced and never over-the-top, this is a classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with broad appeal. If you are looking for an open-knit, approachable style with lots of stuffing but also well built with class and precision, I cannot recommend this highly enough. It is absolutely delicious.

Priced at $80/bottle out of the tasting room (you won't find it anywhere else), it is actually a rather decent value given where everyone else prices their flagship wines these days...of course, its a magnificent value at $35/bottle, especially considering the incredible 2018 vintage.

Inky and opaque, nearing squid ink, this Cabernet has just a touch of crimson around the rim. Deep, dark, rich aromas of toasted french oak frames candied fig, black cherry truffle and dark chocolate contrasting beautifully with worn leather and sage notes. Lush yet explosive on entry with a fantastic, magic-carpet-ride-mouthfeel, full and fleshy, spiked with chewy tannins and resolving into a refined layer of cigar box, fennel and dark chocolate. Ridiculously Delicious! Don't miss!

90% Cabernet Sauvignon (Atlas Bench area), 10% Spring Mountain Merlot (Keenan Vineyard)
80% new French oak, 60% barrel-fermented
15% alc.
400 cases available
Bottles Early June

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