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2018 Gemstone Heritage Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Gemstone Heritage Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

Producer: Gemstone 

Region: Yountville, Napa Valley, CA

Country: USA

Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 2018

ABV: 14.7%

Vivino: 4.6
Drink By: 2031



Occasional Wine Note:  We love the fruit in this wine and it's so well supported by all of the other things going on here. Ripe dark fruits, cocoa, spice, and an earthy feel. A luscious wine that needs either a good hour in a decanter now or a few years in your cellar. Excellent!

  • Vinous

    Critic Score: 95

    The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Heritage Selection, from the back part of the property, is plump, juicy and full of character. Inky dark fruit, mocha, floral notes and spice . All the elements come together so nicely. Picking a bit earlier than in the past helps preserve freshness as well as energy. Time in the glass brings out the wine's volume and resonance. The juicy, creamy style works well here. Inky dark red/purplish fruit, spice, rose petal and new leather build into the resonant finish. I find a bit better balance here than in the Alluvial Selection.

  • Jeb Dunnuck

    Critic Score: 94

    Lots of bright blue and darker berry fruits, dark chocolate, scorched earth, and violet notes emerge from the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Heritage Selection, a rich, medium to full-bodied Cabernet that's going to benefit from bottle age. It picks up an almost Graves-like gravelly earth and mineral component with time in the glass, and it’s a wine that grows on you. Give bottles a healthy decant if drinking any time soon, and it will ideally be given 4-5 years of bottle age. Rating: 94+

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