2018-C Gemstone Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California (750ml)
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A Red Cellar Trio Wine Club Selection
The grapes for the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon were hand-harvested, double-sorted and cold-soaked in stainless steel for 7 days before beginning whole berry fermentation for 18 days. The wine went through secondary fermentation in French oak barrels, assuring a balanced integration of fruit and oak.
Barrel aged for 20 months in 80% new French oak, the finished wine was bottled unfiltered and unfined. Dark purple in color with bold aromas of black fruits, olive and toasted oak. The palate is expansive and luscious, with dark cherry, plum and blackberry fruit, accented with notes of vanilla, baking spice, and mocha. Velvety tannins mark the long, luxurious finish.