2018 Anderson’s Conn Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2018 Anderson’s Conn Valley Cabernet Sauvignon,This wine shows floral black aromas and a sweet entry. A rich mid-palate boasts earthy spice with clove and black pepper leading into a long, clean finish.Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot, 1% Petite Verdot,Deep garnet-purple colored, The 2018 Anderson’s Conn Valley Cabernet Sauvignon jumps up out of the glass with ready-for-business scents of crushed black currants, blackberry pie and stewed plums plus suggestions of bay leaves, pencil lead, clove oil and tobacco leaf. Medium to full-bodied, the palate bursts with fresh, crunchy black fruits, supported by a firm, grainy frame and bold freshness, finishing with an herbal lift.Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards are located just east of St. Helena,California in the Napa Valley where Conn Creek flows out of Howell Mountain. Twenty-six acres of vineyards, divided into nine blocks, along with a fifteen acre-foot reservoir are the heart of this 40-acre grape-growing paradise.Separated from the Napa Valley floor by a north/south running ridge, the world-renowned wineries of Joseph Heitz and Joseph Phelps are located on the west side of this ridge and the Anderson’s Estate Vineyards are on the east side at a perfect elevation of 400 feet.The vineyards not only enjoy Napa Valley’s superb microclimate, but share the same Bale Loam Series as are found on the famous Rutherford Bench. This combination of clay-loam soil and microclimate produces up to 106 tons of exceptional fruit each year. One from which a world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux-style blend, called Éloge, can be artfully handcrafted.Cabernet Sauvignon undoubtedly dominates Napa Valley today, covering half of the land under vine, commanding the highest prices per ton and earning the most critical acclaim. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure, acidity, capacity to thrive in multiple environs and ability to express nuances of vintage make it perfect for Napa Valley where incredible soil and geographical diversity are found and the climate is perfect for grape growing.