Oakville Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2018
The Oakville Ranch Estate sells off 85% of their fruit to prestigious wineries while keeping the remainder to make a handful of small production wines. The Cabernet Sauvignon benefits from 9% Cabernet Franc, filling in the mid palate with savory herbs. The wine immediately reveals a silky texture with ganache-like fruit and bold tannins. Cocoa, from a healthy dose of new barrels shows baking spices, which blend delightfully with dark fruits of blackberries and dark plums.