2018 Carpe Diem Cabernet Sauvignon
2018 Carpe Diem Cabernet Sauvignon delivers excellent depth and personality, especially at this price point. The wine sports aromas of flavors of black fruit and licorice. Pair it with a juicy, grilled ribeye and savor the meal. A refreshing and straightforward wine expressing its bountiful fruit with bright aromas of wild strawberries and soft tannins.
Overview: Vinified under the strict supervision of Christian Moueix‘s winemaking team in Yountville, California, Carpe Diem embodies the essence of Napa Valley classic Cabernet Sauvignon.
The cabernet, produced in Napa Valley and expertly crafted under the strict supervision of the Christian Moueix winemaking team, is a wine that embodies the essence of the appellation. Fresh, straightforward, and expressing its bountiful fruit, it is grown and bottled in Yountville and is already recognized as a classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon.
Varietals: 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc
Wine Alcohol: 14.5%
Fermentation: Stainless steel
New Oak: 10%
Aging: 12 months in barrel
Aging Potential: 3-5 years
Cases Produced: 3,900 – 9 Litre cases
Napa Valley: One of the most prestigious wines of the world capable of great power and grace, Napa Valley Cabernet is a leading force in the world of fine, famous, collectible red wines. Today the Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that this marriage came to light; sudden international recognition rained upon Napa with the victory of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1976 Judgement of Paris.
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. Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that express specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil—as a perfect example, Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District’s tart cherry flavors.
Carpe Diem launched its Napa Cabernet Sauvignon with the 2005 vintage, vinified by Christian Moueix‘s expert winemaking team in Yountville, California. Carpe Diem Cabernet embodies the essence of finely balanced Napa Valley classic cabernet sauvignon made in a traditional style. Winery note: “The wine is fruit forward, elegant, and exhibits soft tannins, making it pleasant to drink in its youth. Oak is used sparingly to keep Carpe Diem fresh and vibrant. A refreshing and straightforward wine expressing its bountiful fruit with bright aromas of wild strawberries and soft tannins.”