2018 La Place Cabernet Sauvignon

Not yet released.

  • 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot
  • 1 acre vineyard located on Silverado Trail at Lommel Road, tucked against the hills
  • Extremely rocky and well-drained alluvial soils
  • Clones 8, See, and 4
  • Fermented in French oak puncheons
  • Aged in 100% new French oak for 21 months
  • Unfined & unfiltered
  • 196 cases from 8 barrels

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon La Place Vineyard, located in Calistoga, is a blend of 97% Cabernet and 3% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it leaps from the glass with vibrant notes of warm cassis, redcurrant jelly and black cherry compote plus touches of pencil shavings, tobacco leaf and fragrant earth. A lovely array of floral notes begin to emerge on the medium to full-bodied palate, accenting all the wonderful black fruit layers and supported by a firm backbone of grainy tannins, finishing long, energetic and refreshing. 
Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate
November 5, 2020