Quilt Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum 2019
COLOR Deep, dark brick red to blood plum
AROMAS A seamless blend of crème de cassis, hazelnut, cocoa, blackberry preserves, a charry meat toastiness, dark fruits and blackberry pie along with suggestions of dark licorice, stewed rhubarb, strawberry, spice and vanillin.
PALATE Rich and satisfying with chocolate brownie, yogurt, molasses, brown sugar and rhubarb notes presented in perfect balance with higher-toned fruit emphasis.
STRUCTURE The wine’s weight is first felt on the front of the palate but then coats the entire mouth with placating tannin and a light, pleasing grittiness. This weight, ideally counterpoised alongside the acid, leaves the mouth watering. Great persistence on the finish.
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is a bold, luscious Cabernet to drink now and over the next handful of years. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, spice, menthol and chocolate infuse the 2019 with tons of depth and textural intensity. This up-front Cabernet is opulent and flamboyant to the core. Readers looking for a value-priced Napa Valley Cabernet (in relative terms) done in an opulent style will certainly find plenty to like.