Odette Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District|
The 2018 Odette Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District is full bodied and opaque black in color, revealing bing cherries, raspberries, blueberries, pencil lead shavings, tobacco, dried herbs, and crushed granite. It's tightly knit core, very fine tannins and firm structure lead way to the long and persistent finish. Enjoy over the next 15+ years.
Blend: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot
Moving to the two reds, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is brilliant all the way, offering a smorgasbord-like bouquet of blueberries, raspberries, spring flowers, cured meats, tobacco, and assorted other spicy, floral nuances. I always find a subtle red fruit and mineral character in top Stags Leap Cabernet, and this beauty has it in spades. Full-bodied on the palate, this pure, plush, sexy Napa Valley Cabernet has sweet tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. Seemingly all about sweet fruit and texture, it's nevertheless going to evolve for 20-25 years.
Odette's 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is sumptuous, rich and wonderfully expressive, with bright acids that lend striking energy as well as vibrancy. Crème de cassis, chocolate, new leather, licorice, espresso and lavender fill out the layers effortlessly. A reduction in new oak really lets the personality of this site and the vintage come through. The 2018 is showing beautifully today.
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate bursts from the glass, offering vibrant notes of blackberry pie, plum preserves and black and red currant jelly with nuances of bay leaves, tar and licorice plus a waft of cinnamon stick. The full-bodied palate is jam-packed with juicy black fruits, supported by approachable, grainy tannins and tons of freshness, finishing long with an herbal lift.