About Xanthos 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley
Here's an incredible find that truly showcases the talents of an extraordinary California vintner. As you know, Rutherford is an elite sub-region in Napa valley. Think BV Georges de Latour, Staglin, Cakebread, Inglenook, Lail, Provenance, Scarecrow, Alpha Omega, Hewitt and lots of others that make some of Napa's greatest wines. Well once again Trevor Sheehan, whose winemaking skills are perhaps only matched by his ability to source exceptional fruit, has done just that, from a single, prime vineyard, this time, in the heart of Rutherford.
Applying his craft he vinified this lush, opulent wine, blending 10% Merlot and 10% Petite Verdot with 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and aging in 60% new French oak barrels for 15 months.
Wine & Spirits Magazine said "Aromas of brambly raspberry and lavender are layered with barrel notes of vanilla and toffee. Rich black plum and black cherry are at the forefront of a solid core of fruit that coats the palate, while an underlying note of mocha that compliments the bold, firm texture and full body."
Best of all this Rich Rutherford Cab doesn't sell for $100 or $75 or even $50. The only thing more appealing than the ripe, bold flavors of this Cab is the unbelievable value. Grab it now, enjoy it now and cellar it for future enjoyment, but don't wait!