Whitehall Lane 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
2018 Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
NVWE Notes: Bright, fruit-forward, fresh and notably complex, this young Cabernet already delivers. The nose offers blueberry, black raspberry, dark boysenberry, dark cherry and violet fruit notes which sail above sweet-savory scents that include baking-spice, vanilla, coffee toffee, cedar, mace and suggestions of forest earth, dry red rose and laurel. These distinctive elements find a deep harmony on the palate, while the somewhat creamy texture grows grander in scale due to a backbone of finely polished tannin. The finish is both very long and beautifully food-balanced. Already quite delicious despite a zesty, youthful first impression, it will grow steadily in appeal over the next three years and give pleasure for years after that. It is one of this winery's finest efforts.
Lively, with bay leaf and sassafras streaks racing through in lockstep with ripe cassis and plum puree notes, ending with a sleek, focused finish. Drink now through 2028. 8,395 cases made. JM Issue: Feb 28, 2021