2018 Rickshaw Cabernet Sauvignon
2018 Rickshaw Cabernet Sauvignon; California, USA
Winemaker Notes; This vintage of Rickshaw Cabernet is just that, a Cabernet Sauvignon in a food-friendly, Tuesday night glass in front of the TV style. Black cherry, black currant and blueberry aromas lead to flavors of dark fruit, vanilla, and hints of cedar.
Cabernet Sauvignon is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every winegrowing country in the world. It is now the key grape variety in many first-rate New World wine regions, most notably Napa Valley, Coonawarra and Maipo Valley. Wherever they come from, Cabernet Sauvignon wines always seem to demonstrate a handful of common character traits: deep color, good tannin structure, moderate acidity and aromas of blackcurrant, tomato leaf, dark spices and cedarwood.
California is the largest and most important wine region in the USA. It accounts for the southern two-thirds (850 miles or 1370 kilometers) of the country’s west coast. (Oregon and Washington make up the rest.) The state also spans almost ten degrees of latitude. With mountains, valleys, plains and plateaux, California’s topography is as complex as its climate, offering winegrowers a bewildering choice of terroir. Californian wines only rose to global renown in the past few decades (notably after the Paris Judgment of 1976). However the state’s viticultural history dates back more than 200 years.
Rickshaw is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of wines with elegance, purity, and sophistication. Rickshaw is sourced across California from sustainable vineyards, enabling a selection from diverse appellations to craft the highest quality wine at the best price possible. Since the first vintage of Rickshaw, the have fine-tuned and consistently added to their rolodex of sources for high quality grapes over the years. Rickshaw now works with several key growers in multiple AVA’s throughout California to provide a consistent blend that is true to the Rickshaw style.