10000 Hours Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
A full-bodied red with berry and chocolate character. Some hazelnut, too. It’s full-bodied with round tannins and a savory finish. Plenty of vanilla at the end. Rather opulent style. Drink or hold.
Coming from the team at Aquilini and 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot, the dense purple-hued 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain gives up a classic Red Mountain Cabernet nose of red and black fruits, loamy soil, spice, and bouquet garni. Rich and medium to full-bodied, it offers some chalky, ripe tannins and a great finish. A beautiful wine as well as a terrific value, it should keep for 8-10 years.
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain comes from the Aquilini vineyard and boasts a fresh, dark fruit and nose with dusty florals and vanilla-tinged baking spices. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is balanced, focused and layered with expressive, juicy fruit tones of black raspberry, dark plum and juicy currant before displaying fine-grained tannins with elements of crème brûlée and toasted coconut. Concluding with a delicious and delightful finish, this should continue to please for another five to six years. Just over 20,000 bottles were filled after resting 18 months in 85% new American oak. Give it a try; it’s punching above his weight class.
This wine is still wound up tightly right now, with notes of toasty oak, herb and dark fruit. Blackberry and black cherry flavors follow. The tannins are tightly wound. There's a lot of goodness to be had. Give it a decant. Editors' Choice