Introducing the 2018 Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, a true gem from the illustrious Napa Valley in California, USA. This red wine is a testament to the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of Eisele Vineyard, a producer known for their dedication to producing wines of unparalleled elegance and finesse.
In the glass, the 2018 Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon showcases a deep, mesmerizing purple-black hue that immediately captivates the senses. With each swirl, the wine unveils an incredibly intense nose that is nothing short of captivating. Dark chocolate, warm cassis, and baked plums take center stage, accompanied by alluring notes of Morello cherries, red roses, violets, and pencil shavings. Subtle hints of cinnamon stick and dusty soil add complexity, while a touch of iron ore lends a unique mineral edge.
On the palate, this full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon truly shines with its exquisitely elegant character. Electric black and red fruits dance on the palate, energizing the senses with their vibrant flavors. The wine is framed by a firm structure of super-ripe, grainy tannins that provide a velvety texture and a bold freshness. The finish is extraordinary, lingering on the palate with remarkable length and a captivating perfume that leaves an indelible impression.
Renowned wine critic Lisa Perrotti-Brown of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded the 2018 Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon an impressive score of 99 points, describing it as "pure energy in a glass." James Suckling, another esteemed critic, also bestowed a score of 99 points, praising the wine's beautiful refinement, integrity, and the essence it captures of the vintage. Wine Spectator awarded it 97 points, hailing it as a benchmark for the vintage and a real beauty.
This exceptional wine is best enjoyed from 2025 onwards, allowing its firm, chewy tannins to integrate further and reveal even greater complexity. It pairs wonderfully with hearty dishes such as grilled ribeye steak or slow-braised short ribs. Alternatively, savor the 2018 Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon on its own, allowing its luxurious flavors to unfold and transport you to the enchanting vineyards of Napa Valley.