Snowden Brothers Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
#52 - 2021 Top 100 Wine Spectator
This powerful and layered wine is densely packed with black plums, pencil lead, cedar, resin and dark fruits. It is long and dense lingering on the palate for minutes. Somewhat strict, the Brothers 2018 needs time in bottle to open and show the full spectrum of its aromatic and textural potential.
This is ripe warm in feel and very polished with alluring cassis plum reduction and melted black licorice notes pouring through while sleek alder loam and bay leaf accents form the backdrop for a long steady finish. Gorgeous. Best from 2022 through 2038. 673 cases made.
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Brothers Vineyard is a big step up in this range. There is an energy and vibrancy in the flavors that really distinguishes the Brothers. Bright acids and veins of supporting tannin lend striking vibrancy. I wouldn't plan on touching a bottle anytime soon. There is so much to look forward to here.