2018 The Estates Red Wine Carneros


Total $65

A lovely expression of these two classic Bordeaux grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, that is uniquely expressive of the Carneros region.

Lively Acidity
Balanced Tannins
Touch of Earthiness

Toasted Spice
Sweet Tobacco
Black and Red Cherry
Touch of Floral Perfume

ABV 15%

Vintage 2018

Acidity 6.2 g/L

pH 3.65

Residual Sugar 0.4 g/L

Composition 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc

Pairs well with roasted rosemary pork chops and lasagne bolognese

Napa Carneros’ clay loam soils (Haire and Diablo series) and cool marine climate are well-suited to ripening Merlot grapes slowly, as they allow for full development of varietal expression and soft, silky tannins. But this wine also shows that certain select sites in the Carneros AVA yield stellar Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. This fruit is sourced from a hillside vineyard in the warmer, northern part of Napa Carneros. The southwest-facing slope has ideal exposure for developing ripe, rich flavors.