We only produced a scant 50 cases of this wine this year, far too small an amount considering how great it turned out. There’s that typical saturated to the rim deep purple color, with intense cassis, herb, and milk chocolate, bricks and forest floor, black plum pudding aromas. In the mouth, there’s a great balance, with notable oak and vanilla notes intertwined with dense black fruits. It’s an opulent and plush style, yet finishes with sweet grippy tannins.
95 POINTS - Jeb Dunnuck
"Beautiful crème de cassis, tobacco, leafy herbs, chocolate, and scorched earth nuances define the bouquet of the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Lithology Napa Valley, a rich, ripe, pedal-to-the-metal Cabernet. With sweet tannins, a terrific sense of opulence complemented by sound structure and notable balance, and a great finish, it’s a prime candidate for drinking any time over the coming 15-20 years. This cuvée comes from a mix of Rutherford, Oakville, and Napa Valley fruit and spent 20 months in 63% new French oak." - 1/27/2021