Seduce Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
The 2018 Seduce Cabernet Sauvignon is characterized by the deep color, good tannic structure, controlled concentration and elegant sensuality.
A deep dark complex nose of black fruit with a heady density quintessential of Napa mountain fruit.
Remarkably balanced on the palate with complex layers of black fruit, cedar, herbs and spice, all with just the right intensity and yet still balanced and elegant. The finish shows great tannin structure, soft yet powerful indicating its aging potential.
This is a super wine that can be enjoyed upon release but shows age worthiness indicating it could be laid down for ten to twenty years.
Cases produced = 800. No allergens were used in the making of this wine.
The 2018 Seduce is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon (85%) and Cabernet Franc (10%) both from our mountain top vineyards on Atlas Peak above the Napa Valley. From Dry Creek Valley our Estate Merlot (5%) complete the blend.
The 2018 season was seamless with heavenly hangtime and phenomenal phenolic development. February saw abundant rains, followed by lots of filtered light in spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating plentiful and even fruit set.
Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The relatively mild summer followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat created near-ideal conditions as the fruit developed flavor complexity, approaching maturity with gradual increases in sugar levels, reaching optimal balance of brix and pH levels at harvest.
Matured and aged in French Oak for 22 months, approximately 45% new, 45% one use and the balance neutral.