About Von Strasser 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Mountain, Napa Valley
Rudy Von Strasser discovered a family connection to Eric de Rothschild, and he wrote a letter asking to do an internship at Chateau Lafite-Rothschild. Mr. Rothschild invited Rudy to work for the 1985 harvest as their first American intern. Upon completion, Rudy returned to Napa Valley in the spring of 1986 and became the enologist at Trefethen Winery and Vineyards and later he became the assistant winemaker in charge of production at Newton Vineyards. He purchased the Roddis estate on Diamond Mountain in 1989 and the Von Strasser label was born. Since then he has achieved unparalleled success as a Cabernet producer. Von Strasser Winery was named Wine & Spirits Magazine Winery of the Year for an unbelievable 13 times!
This 2018 is the latest release Cab made with 100% fruit from their six vineyards in the unique and tiny Diamond Mountain AVA. A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Merlot aged in 30% new French oak barrels.
This wine shows dark fruit of blueberry, blackberry and leather layered with flavors of licorice, coffee, pomegranate and subtle earthy undertones. Wrap it up with supple tannins to enjoy now or up to 10 years.