2018 Round Pond Estate Cabernet
2018 Round Pond Estate Cabernet Our flagship Estate Cabernet Sauvignon bursts from the glass with alluring aromas of clean, bright fruit such as pomegranate and crushed raspberry. Creamy, rich, and generous, this wine shows essences of sweet spices and desert sage which marry well with hints of black peppercorn and cocoa. Lively with firm, chewy tannins, this wine follows through with rich black cherry, coffee and a pleasing granite-like finish reflecting the diverse flavors found on our Rutherford Estate and Oakville vineyards. This Cabernet Sauvignon is ready to be enjoyed now and will age gracefully over time
If you like the finest in Napa Cabernet and are tired of spending $100 to $200 plus a bottle then this your wine. Round Pond is making some of the finest Cabernet in Rutherford. 2018 is a buy vintage being compared favorably to the awesome 2012 vintage, a great year. Decanter loved the vintage, “ The 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet vintage belongs in an echelon with the finest of the past two decades. It was absent of challenges that plagued many of the previous years, ranging from drought, low yields and heatwaves” Round Pond neighbours greats Caymus and Staglin. Patriarch Bob MacDonnell spent many summers as a child relaxing and camping at West Point’s recreation area in New York. Named Round Pond, this source of idyllic youthful memories became the inspiration for our family’s Napa Valley home and winery.
Round Pond’s wines are made by the brilliant Thomas Rivers Brown. Thomas Rivers Brown is the youngest winemaker to receive two 100-point scores from Robert Parker the same year, both for Schrader Cabernet Sauvignon. To find the greatest Napa Cabs, follow the greatest Napa Cab winemakers and no one is more hotter right now than Thomas Rivers Brown. Thomas Rivers Brown’s Cabernet’s from Napa are in massive demand. He is the winemaker for Napa’s hottest properties including Schrader, Maybach and Outpost. He has made more 100 point scoring Napa Cabs by Parker and Wine Spectator than any other winemaker in the last five years.
Today I have their flagship wine, the Round Pond Estate Cabernet 2018 down to $61.99, a great price. The wine got a huge 95+pts by Jeb Dunnuck which is huge for a top estate Rutherford Cabernet at $61.99. The wine is stunning, true reflection of that signature Rutherford dust, this Cabernet Sauvignon embodies an old world meets new world style. Our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is hand crafted from our Rutherford Estate and Oakville vineyards. Exhibiting rich characteristics of dark complex fruits, minerality and balanced intensity, with excellent layering. This is a Smart Buy Napa Cab if I ever saw one. Enjoy!