2018 Brandlin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2018 vintage was a long, slightly cool season, devoid of heat spikes and late rains which offered ample hangtime through a glorious autumn for the fruit to mature without losing its underpinning structure and true character. The beauty of this ridgetop vineyard is its ability to produce wines of structure and balance. Our 2018 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is the essence of Mount Veeder, a beguiling balance of complex, sophisticated aromatics and fruit intensity wed to a core of taut yet silky tannins. Notes of cassis, lingonberry, black cherry, and crushed cocoa come to the fore with hints of violets, thyme, black tea, and kirsch all layer on a bed of velvety tannin.
Included in Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2021
94 Points - Wine Enthusiast, Decanter, James Suckling
93 Points - Wine Spectator
92 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
91 Points - Vinous
90 Points - Wine Advocate