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Red Wine
Eisele Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, 75cl
Napa Valley, USA.

649
approx. £554.64

 14.5%

 2024-2058

 Serve at 16º-18º

97/100  Wine Spectator

 

O Produtor, tasting note published in August 14th 2020

The 2018 Eisele Vineyard Cabernet is one of the best and most terroir-transparent vintages our team has had the joy of producing. Very subtle and elegant, the wine reveals a nose of intense blackcurrants, blackberries and Burlat cherries with an aroma of roses, crushed stones, tobacco box and cocoa beans. The mouthfeel is broad and silky, exploding with layers of black and red fruits, spicy cinnamon, vanilla and earthy notes. The personality of the Eisele Vineyard terroir is unmistakable in this vintage: a precisely delineated structure, spicy tannins and an incredibly refined texture, combined with great freshness of floral and mineral notes ending in a very long and velvety finish.

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Eisele Vineyard

Winter 2018 received only a third of the previous year’s rainfall combined with low temperatures in February, slowing the vegetative cycle. Generous spring rains arrived in late March a few days before budbreak, while cool temperatures continued to slow canopy growth. This allowed for extremely balanced vineyards with little need for intervention. Flowering occurred on the 24th May, one of the most recent occurrences on record. The fruit set was generous, with wonderfully full bunches. The following summer started hot and ended mild, with no extreme weather demand, creating ideal ripening conditions. Continued kind weather in August allowed the fruit to ripen slowly with colour levels off the charts. The team was able to harvest the front blocks (on both sides of Simmons Creek) at optimum ripeness between 21 September and 15 October, the last harvest in 7 years. Selection in the cellar was needed little or not at all. Once in the tank, the excellent extractability resulted in a high level of polymeric anthocyanin and moderate levels of tannins, leading to balanced, vibrant and refined young wines. The “”elevation”” conducted in a reasonable quantity of lightly toasted oak barrels with carefully selected grains and origins, resulted in Cabernets with great finesse and a tight structure that developed magnificent breadth and length during their first year in bottle.
Ageing: 20 months in 100% new oak.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 106686

Eisele Vineyard

Our vision: To produce organically and biodynamically grown fruit and make singular wines of the highest calibre. To express the uniqueness of the precious resource that is Eisele Vineyard.

Address

Eisele Vineyard
2155 Pickett Rd.
Calistoga, CA 94515 USA
T. 707-942-6061
F. 707-942-6471