AXR Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley, California

“The growing season of 2018 was a beautiful one with hot and dry weather minus extreme heat spikes which often leave a ‘fingerprint’ on a vintage. This gave us the freedom to pick when we were ready and we saw an incredibly balanced wine result from it. Tasting Notes: On the rim: Deep, shiny ruby with touches of magenta and Ferrari red. On the nose: beautiful aromatic nose with touches of flowers such as lilac, violet and fruit such as blueberry reduction, cotton candy, rose candy, cassis jelly, apricot jam and watermelon gum. On the palate: fresh, fruity entrance, evolving on a aromatic mid-palate lingering on fresh fruit and granular tannins with touches of boysenberries, red currant, pomegranate and grapefruit.