Grape(s): Cabernet Sauvignon
Localization: Napa Valley, California
Tasting notes: The color of ripe Bing cherries. This elegant cabernet resonates with the care and time bestowed upon the vineyards from which it comes. Impressive aromas of vanilla bean, ripe macerated red fruit, and Star anise invite you to take the first sip. Concentrated and dark in the glass. A mouth-filling entrance of rich loganberry, earthen spice, fresh tobacco leaf, and walnut. A lasting medium-firm finish guarantees a promising age-worthy cabernet that will only improve with time.
The Domain: Forty-five years ago, the Maldonado Family arrived in Napa and with four decades of grape growing experience, they produce small lots of exceptional wines. Led by their Los Olivos Chardonnay, they have expanded with several other wines, from their estate in Jameson Canyon, as well as from a few vineyards which they manage in the cooler micro climates of Sonoma County and Napa Valley. Hugo Maldonado and consulting winemaker, Jean Hoefilger, originally met at Newton, where the Maldonados still manage all the vineyards.