2017 Nickel & Nickel C.C. The best wines show control, poise and transparency between vineyard and appellation. But Petroski notes that they picked earlier than many because Larkmead is a warm site. Europe Download the 2017 Vintage Chart at winemag.com Region Appellation/Type 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 Bordeaux Pomerol/Saint-Émilion 97 96 95 87 90 90 97 96 92 88 89 98 91 88 87 95 97 88 92 85 86 91 86 86 80 Médoc 99 98 94 88 90 91 98 97 93 87 90 100 89 89 86 96 96 88 90 83 … NOTE: Some content is property of Vinous. Lot 777 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ... this is an unmistakable expression of Napa fruit from another great vintage in the valley. Despite our database of 225,000+ wine reviews covering decades of vintages and regions around the world, it … An ideal growing season and slow-paced harvest promises ripe yet balanced wines. Includes three bottles of 2018 Napa Valley Girard Sauvignon Blanc; Tasting notes: aromas of lemon zest, kiwi and melon; well-structured with vibrant acidity and flavors of tangerine, tart pineapple and a hint of honeydew melon ; Year: 2018; Region: Napa Valley; Alcohol content: 13.9%; Note: This product is sold by Vintage Wine Estates, Inc. and/or its agents. Although many regions, like Piedmont and Barolo in particular, have not yet released their 2018 vintage, the signs are all there that it’s going to be a great year for much of Europe. The cooler than normal spring delayed budbreak, bloom and veraison by two weeks compared to the previous several years. 92 WS / 92 DE / 91 WA. It was a Wine Spectator Top 10 wine of the year in 2016. these ratings and maturity estimates on their vast tasting experience and interviews with local winemakers, we can’t guarantee every wine will live up or down to the broad generalizations—in the world of wine, there are exceptions to every rule. ‘There’s nothing wrong with a vintage being climatically average. For Europe, the 2018 summer … Ricciato noted that they saw the large clusters coming, even before bloom, but despite aggressive thinning, some crop loads were still upwards of 40 percent above average. ‘There were a lot of synergies in both the growing season and the wines. Manage Subscriptions. By Antonio Galloni 2017 & 2018 Napa Valley In Depth (Jan 2020), 1/1/2020, (See more on Vinous...) (Sinegal Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Red) Login and sign up and see review text. Juicy and forward, with enticing plum, boysenberry and plum compote flavors. Production 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petite Verdot. "I think I will remember 2018 as the year we picked Chardonnay in October.". Vintage 2018 Region California - Napa. In 2018, some winemakers literally didn’t have enough fermentation tanks for the bumper crop of grapes. wine grapes – Top varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon – 24,045 acres/9,730 hectares (51%) Become a member! Owens wasn't the only one to evoke 2012. Temperature fluctuations have a significant e˛ect on grapevines and grape development and therefore influence the character of the vintage. 2018 Geodesy Wine Petit Verdot, Napa Valley Smoky, dark, first vintage. 2018 Tres Sabores Zinfandel, Rutherford Blackberry, juicy, 48-year-old vines. Instead, this year delivered an ideal growing season, followed by a long, slow-paced harvest. They got to consciously choose exactly what they wanted.” My friend has dozens of bottles of 1994 Napa Cabernet in his collection–it was the very first Napa vintage that he started collecting in earnest. 15,000 cases made. The 1985 vintage was arguably the best of the decade for Napa, and these wines continue to impress more than 30 years later. Vineyard crews pick grapes in the early morning hours. There are 16 approved AVAs within the Napa Valley AVA; Grape varieties (from 2018 Napa County Crop Report): – More than 34 different wine grape varieties grow in Napa County – 21% of vineyard acreage is planted to white wine grapes and 79% to red. Yields have been down for several vintages, due to several years of drought conditions. Temperatures remained steady and warm throughout the growing season, without any significant heat spikes, making for a cool, unhurried harvest. "Patience has been the name of the game this year," said Jeff Owens, winemaker for Odette Estate in Napa's Stags Leap District. SKU: RoP18CSK&K Categories: Cabernet Sauvignon, New Arrivals, Red. These wines […] Spring was mild, with extended flowering yielding uniform grape clusters. As with the entire Napa Valley, 2018 in Calistoga was a drama-free ‘winemaker vintage’ where producers were free to express individual styles. For Europe, the 2018 summer … Sporting a deep purple hue as well as full-bodied aromas and flavors of cassis, violets, and tobacco, it’s a step up over the 2017 and has sweet tannins, no hard edges, and a terrific sense of opulence as well as freshness. Drink now through 2027. "Temperature was a defining factor in this vintage," said winemaker T.J. Evans, noting that 2018 was actually cooler than 2011, which many regard as the coolest vintage of the past decade. 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Accolades/Notes Member Reviews Winemaking notes from the Winery: Kith & Kin, Old English for “Friends & Family”, is a Cabernet … Everything you need to know about 2018 Bordeaux, the Best Wines, Top Values, Tasting Notes, Ratings, Vintage info and Harvest Report. 79I 2008: Northern Rhone Cote Rotie / Hermitage. 2018 EnRoute Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, "Les Pommiers" 2018 Post & Beam Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley . This tasting at Atelier Melka provided great insight into a large number of 2018s. I think it's one of the better lots of Merlot we've seen yet off of the property.". 2018 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville Juicy, smoky, slight reduced, cherry, with good acid. 93. "Usually when we're thinking about doing crop-load estimates, the average Cabernet cluster weight is somewhere around 0.25 pounds per cluster," said Daniel Ricciato, who oversees 60 sites for winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown. Reviews. "We are very optimistic about the 2018 vintage in Napa Valley," said Ary. Vintage Wine Color Rating Price Reviews; NV: Mobius Wines Skirt Chaser Red Wine Red: $35: 1: 2018: Ackerman Family Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc White: $42: 1: 2018: Ad Vivum Cabernet Sauvignon Sleeping Lady Vineyard Red: $175: 1: 2018: Alpha Omega Sauvignon Blanc White: NA: 1: 2018: Alta Napa Valley Chardonnay White: $29: 1: 2018: Amici Sauvignon Blanc White: NA: 1: 2018: Amici … Other winemakers had to wait until October before things started progressing, and picking did not wrap up until the first week of November. Light licorice threads stitch up the finish, along with a flash of sweet spice. The 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet vintage belongs in an echelon with the finest of the past two decades. The near picture-perfect growing season began in late February. Napa and Sonoma overcame the challenges brought on by the October 2017 wildfires to produce high-quality vintages that can be purchased with confidence. While it will be some time before the finished wines can be judged, vintners are pleased so far. Despite our database of 225,000+ wine reviews covering decades of … Winestyr Review. It’s actually really good. It was spared in the second most destructive wildfire season in California’s history, behind only 2020. Last year's harvest was marred by devastating wine-country wildfires, including two blazes that scorched parts of Napa, destroying some wineries, filling the valley with smoke and making it hard for some winemakers to access their wineries during key moments. Share. Although many regions, like Piedmont and Barolo in particular, have not yet released their 2018 vintage, the signs are all there that it’s going to be a great year for much of Europe. Napa’s most difficult season in recent memory. The 1985 vintage was arguably the best of the decade for Napa, and these wines continue to impress more than 30 years later. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The improved yield was largely attributed to larger grape clusters. After the turbulent 2017 harvest, Napa vintners would have been happy with a simply quieter 2018. After a tumultuous, hugely stressful 2017, Napa Valley winemakers and owners welcomed an essentially trouble-free growing season in 2018. Hudson Vineyards director Kelly MacLeod says, “This year, it really was a winemaker’s dream. As with the entire Napa Valley, 2018 in Calistoga was a drama-free ‘winemaker vintage’ where producers were free to express individual styles. Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating plentiful and even fruit set. Add To Cart. Established in 1985 by legendary vintners Dan and Margaret Duckhorn, our roots run deep at Decoy. $30.00 / 750ml. The 2018 wine vintage was, overall, very successful. A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2018 Cabernet … © Copyright 2021 Wine Spectator. Round Pound 2018 'Kith & Kin' Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon quantity. Vintage. About Caymus 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Charlie Wagner founded Caymus Vineyards in 1972 and has made Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon every year since its founding. Give 2 Wine Spectator gift subscriptions for the price of 1 this holiday season. Individual AVA analysis and top-scoring wines: Calistoga, Coombsville, Howell Mountain, Mount Veeder, Oakville, Rutherford, St Helena, Stags Leap District, {"api":{"host":"https:\/\/pinot.decanter.com","authorization":"Bearer ZjZmY2M2Y2ZmOWNmNzY5YzdjMDE4MmI0ZDQyMGIxYjk0ZjE2NDEyMDJkNjZiYTg4MDM2NmJhY2Y5ODA2MzY1Yg","version":"2.0"},"piano":{"sandbox":"false","aid":"6qv8OniKQO","rid":"RJXC8OC","offerId":"OFPHMJWYB8UK","offerTemplateId":"OFPHMJWYB8UK","wcTemplateId":"OTOW5EUWVZ4B"}}, {"location":"Keystone Header","subscribeText":"Subscribe Now","version":"2","menuWidgetTitle":"","myAccountLnk":"\/wine-reviews\/account","premiumLnk":"\/subscribe","menuLnks":{"2":{"text":"My Wines","href":"\/wine-reviews\/my-wines"}},"colors":{"text":"#ffffff","button":"#decc8f","link":"#ffffff"}}, The best wines show control, poise and transparency between vineyard and appellation, with most of the 2018s well integrated and tastefully seasoned with oak, says Matthew Luczy, who rates 250 wines from the 2018 vintage, {"content":"<p>Chimney Rock winemaker Elizabeth Vianna gave similar praise, saying &#8216;2018 is a beautiful, cool vintage. We got fully ripe but nothing was overripe. The fruit integrity was pristine and there were no heat spikes. It was just a dream.’</p>
<p>Winter brought February rains, leading to a temperate, dry spring. Budbreak and flowering occurred slightly later than normal, and summer was warm overall. Dan Petroski at Larkmead points out: &#8216;It was a cooler year, but when I say &#8220;cool&#8221;, it was still 90°F [32°C]. That’s &#8220;cool&#8221; in Napa.’</p>
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<p>Cathy Corison also recalls the atypical summer. &#8216;It dipped into the 20°C/70°Fs! That’s crazy in Napa! It never got over 35°C/95°F for all of July, August and September.’ She also notes the deep colour of the wines, saying &#8216;You could write a letter with them.’</p>
<p>Due to the mild spring and generous flowering of 2017, yields were up 20% to 30% on average.</p>
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<p>Harvests like this almost remove the variable of vintage altogether, producers being left free to express their individual styles. At the end of the day, wine is made by people, and people are influenced by culture, timing and incentives. 2018 could be likened to a smooth flight; even without turbulence, the pilot still has to fly the plane and land it.</p>
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<h2 style="text-align: center">See all of the wines in the Napa Valley Cabernet 2018 vintage report here</h2>
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<p>Maintaining historical perspective is important when assessing any vintage, and Napa Valley has undergone many distinct phases. The 1960s began the &#8216;Second Golden Age’, and the &#8217;70s placed the region on the world stage. The 1980s introduced wide-scale irrigation, as well as a bout of phylloxera that caused numerous replantings.</p>
<p>The &#8217;90s gave rise to cult wines: mailing-list-only wineries showered with lofty scores. The dotcom boom and resultant real estate values dramatically elevated vineyard prices throughout California. The influence of critics with penchants for punchy and slick wines brought about noticeable standardisation and uniformity, especially among elite producers.</p>
<p>The mid-2000s were arguably the peak of the ripeness and oak craze, with the cooler 2010 and 2011 vintages initially correcting for some of this escalation. Movements like In Pursuit of Balance and the<em> Somm</em> documentary series brought awareness to the merits of balanced wines and those whose passion is educating consumers about them. It was the beginning of a sea change.</p>
<p>Winemakers, viticulturists, PR firms and winery presidents alike spoke of a &#8216;return to our roots’, a &#8216;reeling in’ and &#8216;dialing back’ of ripeness and extraction. However, based on the 330 samples reviewed for this report, this largely doesn’t seem to be the case.</p>
<p>The back-to-back blockbuster vintages of 2012 and 2013 largely kickstarted the ripeness parade all over again. As the decade has progressed, many producers seem to be saying one thing and doing another.</p>
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<p style="text-align: left"><strong>Cabernet Sauvignon</strong> 8,800ha<br />
<strong>Merlot</strong> 1,681ha<br />
<strong>Cabernet Franc</strong> 444ha<br />
<strong>Petit Verdot</strong> 296ha<br />
<strong>Malbec</strong> 194ha</p>
<h3 style="text-align: left">Past vintages guide (out of 5)</h3>
<p style="text-align: left"><strong>2018</strong> 4.5<br />
<strong>2017</strong> 3<br />
<strong>2016</strong> 4.5<br />
<strong>2015</strong> 4<br />
<strong>2014</strong> 4.5<br />
<strong>2013</strong> 4.5<br />
<strong>2012</strong> 4.5<br />
<strong>2011</strong> 3.5<br />
<strong>2010</strong> 4<br />
<strong>2009</strong> 4</p>
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<p>From the valley floor to mountain slopes, northern Calistoga to southern Coombsville, the average alcohol-by-volume of the wines submitted was 14.7%. In a vintage like 2018, this can’t help but feel excessive. Numerous examples simply burned on the nose and finish – and not just wines labelled upwards of 15%.</p>
<p>If the ageing potential of a fine wine is a factor in its perceived value, these levels are worrisome. Ethanol is static, thus a wine that is overtly hot in its youth will only be edged further out of balance as time sheds the fruit around it.</p>
<p>Is the variance and complexity of Napa’s terroir truly being expressed, or is uniformity and manipulation permeating and masking it? A circumstance akin to The Emperor’s New Clothes appears to be the answer in many cases. There seem to be precious few influential wineries truly producing hands-off wines, and far too many where narratives of &#8216;expressing place’ are varying degrees of disingenuous.</p>
<h3>Domino effect of manipulations</h3>
<p>On multiple occasions, I was quoted sugar levels at harvest that equate to 16%+abv on wines labelled 14.5% or thereabouts. This indicates that either grapes were harvested extremely ripe and watered back, altered with reverse osmosis post-fermentation, left with residual sugar, or some combination thereof. An opposite but still-bothersome situation was a winemaker commenting that a wine was less than 14%, but they were uneasy to label it as such due to consumer perception of a &#8216;lighter’ style.</p>
<p>An aside regarding California’s labelling laws: if a wine is less than 14%, the producer has 1.5% of labelling leeway in either direction. Above 14%, a 1% change is allowed. Tax rates increase by 38% on wines above the threshold, and the tolerance cannot be used to dodge this.</p>
<p>In the case of manipulation, such practices quickly begin a domino effect. Water additions pre-fermentation dilute the skin-to-juice ratio of grape must, lowering the amount of flavour extraction possible. To maintain concentration in the finished wine, a portion of must is bled off and an equal – but often less – amount of water is added back.</p>
<p>Must contains nutrients, sugar, phenolic compounds and acidity. Water additions replace the volume lost (sans nutrients) but also raise pH, making the must more susceptible to microbial issues. To ensure stability, acid and increased sulphur additions are now necessary, as is sterile-filtration prior to bottling in many instances.</p>
<p>These actions quite literally strip a wine of its true character. It appears the Emperor is not only unclothed, but stands on a house of cards.</p>
<h3>Knowledge is power</h3>
<p>To be clear, this is not a manifesto seeking the return to a bygone era where storied wineries struggled to reach 12.5% (many of whom adjusted chemistry in the cellar as well) nor is it a slight towards consumers that genuinely enjoy riper flavours.</p>
<p>Napa currently has the potential to make the best wines it ever has. We know considerably more now than in decades past about how vine spacing, rootstocks, clone selection, canopy management and yeast strains affect a finished wine.</p>
<p>Great progress has been made in the once-prevalent, obvious over-usage of new oak, which couldn’t have been said earlier in the decade. The majority of the 2018s I tasted were remarkably tastefully seasoned and well-integrated with their oak.</p>
<p>What is troubling is the pervasiveness and normalisation of this slipping-of-the-leash in terms of balance, especially as wine prices perpetually escalate. It brings to mind the aphorism &#8216;rising tides raise all ships&#8217;. In this instance, however, the tide is weakening the hulls and leaks are springing.</p>
<h3>A time for change</h3>
<p>2018 was a blank canvas for each winemaking team. As much as producing world-class wine is contingent on grape quality, it is equally dependent on choices in the cellar. Over-treatment muddies the identity of any wine, however amenable the weather is.</p>
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<p>There is more than enough diversity and diligence to go around in Napa. It is very possible for producers to make decadent wines which retain balance and authenticity, while their neighbours hang their hat on more understated expressions.</p>
<p>It is up to those who influence the wine world – producers, consumers and journalists alike – to call spade a spade and encourage sensible practices that highlight rather than conceal. We need a &#8216;Third Golden Age’ in the Napa Valley.</p>
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