2018 Edna Valley Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
2018 Edna Valley Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon This is a nice cab. The aroma has chocolate and vanilla notes. The flavor of this 2018 vintage brings Smoky, earthy, & blackberry notes with some oak. It’s rich without being jammy. The tannins are nice without being overpowering.
Edna Valley Vineyard
The region now home to Edna Valley Vineyard saw its first grapes planted in the days of the California missions. In the 1800s, it was believed that the grapes in this region were of the highest quality. Today, we still hold this to be true. Following in the footsteps of our founder, pioneering vineyard developer Jack Niven, we continue to craft award-winning Chardonnay – the first variety planted in the Edna Valley. In addition to our flagship Chardonnay wine, we offer five other varietal wines nationwide: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc.
Nestled halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Edna Valley Vineyard is the jewel of California’s Central Coast. Just five miles from the Pacific Ocean, constant refreshing breezes and warm sunshine create the longest growing season in California. For more than three decades, Edna Valley Vineyard has been dedicated to producing a grape that grows best in this long, cool growing season: Chardonnay. Today, Edna Valley Vineyard offers a portfolio of balanced, food-friendly wines. Enjoy a taste of Edna Valley Vineyard wine at the iconic tasting room or with a great meal shared with family and friends.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s foremost red wine-grape variety. Though widely cultivated throughout the world, it is most commonly associated with the red wines of Bordeaux. In the vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are small, thick-skinned and decidedly blue-colored, with a high pip-to-pulp ratio. Its thick skin results in wines of profoundly deep color, and the pips add a high level of tannin. It ripens late, which is advantageous in warmer climates like Bordeaux, France and California. In colder growing environments, Cabernet Sauvignon can easily fail to ripen properly.
Unripe Cabernet Sauvignon shows a lot of the aromas similar to unripe Cabernet Franc, notably a green or herbaceous character. This may not be entirely surprising, as Cabernet Sauvignon’s parents are Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. Cabernet Sauvignon’s flavors can vary from region to another. Cabernet Sauvignon produced in Bordeaux’s Margaux appellation varies considerably from one grown farther north in Pauillac, for example.
The best Cabernet Sauvignon wines tend to have deep color, good structure and a full body. They are tannic in youth, especially when aged in oak, and often require a few years to soften before they become enjoyable to drink. Typical flavors may include black fruits like blackcurrant or blackberry, as well as fragrant cigar box, tobacco and coffee.