2018 Cervantes Blacktail Napa Red Blend
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2018 Cervantes Blacktail Napa Red Blend
  • WA 98
  • JD 94
  • JS 93
  • VN 92

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2021
"We don't have anything in mind about what the final blend will be each year," winemaker Andy Erickson said about this Blacktail blend. "We want to create something that is unique to the place this year." The 2018...   "We don't have anything in mind about what the final blend will be each year," winemaker Andy Erickson said about this Blacktail blend. "We want to create something that is unique to the place this year." The 2018 Blacktail Proprietary Red Blend MMXIII is composed of 27% Cabernet Franc, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Malbec, 23% Petite Sirah and 4% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it bursts with flamboyant blue fruits, plum preserves and black cherry compote notes, with hints of rose oil, Indian spices, camphor and pencil lead plus a waft of truffles. The intense, full-bodied palate delivers wonderfully ripe, rounded tannins with beautiful poise, leading to a long floral finish. Amazing wine! - Lisa Perrotti-Brown  
JD 94
jebdunnuck.com, January 2021
More of a red blend, the 2018 Proprietary Blend Blacktail is 27% Cabernet Franc, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Malbec, 23% Petite Sirah, and 4% Petit Verdot. It has a similar purple hue to go with lively notes of red...   More of a red blend, the 2018 Proprietary Blend Blacktail is 27% Cabernet Franc, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Malbec, 23% Petite Sirah, and 4% Petit Verdot. It has a similar purple hue to go with lively notes of red, black, and blue fruits intermixed with plenty of leafy herbs, earth, violets, and spice-like aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied and elegant on the palate, with a lively texture, it carries plenty of richness yet also has a notable spine of tannins and acidity. Short-term cellaring is the name of the game here, but it's definitely more accessible than the Cabernet Sauvignon.  
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, November 2021
Aromas of blackberries, dried herbs, cedar, chocolate orange and tobacco. Some walnuts, too. Full body with firm, fine tannins. Round and creamy with a fruity edge and a supple finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon...   Aromas of blackberries, dried herbs, cedar, chocolate orange and tobacco. Some walnuts, too. Full body with firm, fine tannins. Round and creamy with a fruity edge and a supple finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, malbec, petite syrah and petit verdot. Drink from 2022.  
VN 92
Vinous, January 2021
The 2018 Blacktail is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot, an unusual combination that works so well here. Black cherry, plum, scorched earth, licorice, gravel and savory herbs are all...   The 2018 Blacktail is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot, an unusual combination that works so well here. Black cherry, plum, scorched earth, licorice, gravel and savory herbs are all front and center. This potent, savory wine has a lot of character. -- Antonio Galloni  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.8%
Closure Cork