Cardano Estate Wines Black Fruit Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Atlas Peak|
|Brand||Cardano Estate Wines|
Cardano proudly presents its flagship wine of the future for all of our customers "Black Fruit" Created using the same wine formulas as the historic CULT wine of Beau Vigne which Ed created in 2008. The Cult wine label was an extremely sought-after wine, that was up for wine of the year twice (2011, 2012) when Ed was the owner of Beau Vigne. He is looking forward to capturing that same loyal following with new Cabernet Black Fruit.
Extreme depth in color with exploding fruit-forward style wine that will jump on the front of your palate. Mountain cabernet complexity in this builds the tasting structure that creates a full body wine with big notes of blackberry chards, plum, cocoa and tobacco leaf that will sit on your palate for a long lingering finish.
While a small step up in price, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Black Fruit is worth it and is one of the top values found in the vintage. A blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc, it has classy, complex notes of blueberries, blackberries, unsmoked tobacco, leather, and white truffle. It’s one of those wines you could smell all night, and it doesn’t disappoint on the palate either, offering full-bodied richness, a seamless texture, and ultra-fine tannins. Enjoy bottles any time over the coming 15 years or more.
Composed of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Black Fruit sports a deep garnet-purple color. It is a little broody to begin, delivering notes of cedar chest, black olives, pencil shavings and charcoal over a core of cassis, redcurrant jelly, stewed plums and spice box. Full-bodied, the palate has a firm frame of grainy tannins and great tension supporting the taut, muscular black and red fruit, finishing long and earthy. Give this one a couple more years in bottle and drink it over the next 18 years+. 226 cases were made.