When you hear the words "California Cabernet" it's most often associated with the most prominent AVA in the United States, Napa Valley. Did you know this isn't the only region that's dealing out attractive and polished Cabernet?
I still remember the feeling I had when I first tasted this diamond in the rough. My heart and the wine became synced, each entering a sublime state of wonder. Aromas of black cherry, nutmeg, and sandalwood, enveloped my nose on the approach followed by earthy forest floor, dried sage, and secondary floral notes. It's the kind of rich and robust wine you expect from Napa without sacrificing the costly Napa premiums.
We've been on a Sonoma kick recently and for good reason. Sonoma offers some incredible value in comparison to its neighboring counterpart. The region has also recently experienced a string of successful vintages and 2018 is no different.
Paul Hobbs tells us that the long 2018 growing season has shown, "benefits in the cellar with fully mature, sweet tannins, outstanding color and brightness, depth of fruit, beautifully balanced wines." David Ramey called it "the easiest harvest ever" and "just beautiful, from start to finish." So what can you expect from this spectacular vintage? Complex, fruit-driven wines, that communicate a sense of place. The team at Meadowcroft has done exactly that with their 2018 single-vineyard Sonoma Cab.
Hailing from Dry Creek Valley's prestigious Louvau Vineyard the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon from Meadowcroft has all the hallmarks of a premium California Cabernet. It's balanced and elegant along with being powerful and polished. It's the pride of all Cabernet lovers and is available today at $20 less than what you would pay at the winery. It won't last long so act fast.