Matthew Wallace Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Regusci Ranch Block 1, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California

6th generation Napa Valley farmer and full time vineyard manager and partner at Barbour Vineyards, Matt Hardin has farmed some of the most renowned vineyards in Napa including Hundred Acre, Herb Lamb and Checkerboard. Matt partnered with Melka’s former right hand man Julien Fayard, with a resume that includes the top Napa properties as well as Chateau Lafite and Smith Haut Lafitte. Together they created Matthew Wallace, a massive overachiever that is like stepping into a Napa time machine, with one of the top quality to price ratios in Napa right now. facing steep hillside that produces fruit of remarkable concentration and depth. 2018 exudes concentration and freshness intimately combined. Dark berry fruit at the onset, followed by fresh ripe red fruits. Sweet texture and depth. The layered mouthfeel reveals well integrated tannins from the french oak aging and just enough spice to compliment the fruit.