Seduce Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
The 2018 Seduce Cabernet Sauvignon is characterized by the deep color, good tannic structure, controlled concentration and elegant sensuality.
Seduce is characterized by its extraordinary duality being soft yet powerful, elegant yet open, adding distinction to its reputation as a beautiful Sonoma-style Cabernet Sauvignon.
A deep dark complex nose while in the mouth the promise made by the nose is fulfilled with complex layers of black fruit, cedar, herbs and spice all in just the right places ending with a hint of earthy truffle flavors and great tannin structure indicating its aging potential.
The style of this wine has remained refined over the years, offering suppleness and softness, establishing consistency over time.
Only 800 cases produced.
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.
French Oak for 22 months, approximately 45% new, 45% one use and the balance neutral.