The Setting Oakville Napa Cabernet 2018 Rated 97WA
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The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville from The Setting Wines comes from the Skellenger vineyard and was aged 24 months in 80% new and 20% one-year-old Taransaud and Darnajou barrels. This vintage offers purity and finesse, with a perfume that opens slowly to violets, blueberries, graphite, dark chocolate and sparks of aniseed and exotic spices. The palate is intense with a velvety texture opposed by juicy lift and mineral sparks, finishing on a violet note. Only 200 cases were made and despite the $100+ price tag, compared to the price of its Oakville neighbors, it offers great value this vintage. Drink 2021-2041.
Wine Enthusiast Review
From the Skellenger Vineyard in the heart of the appellation, this 100% varietal wine is thickly concentrated in soft layers of fruit, earth and spice. Black cherry, dark chocolate and teases of clove find cohesion within well-integrated tannin and oak, with plenty of length and structure to age gracefully. Enjoy best from 2028-2035.
Wine Tasting Notes
This hidden gem of a vineyard is nestled among its neighboring Cabernet Sauvignon vines at Screaming Eagle in the northern most portion of the Oakville appellation. The Skellenger vineyard offers the richness of the Oakville valley floor with the structure of hillside fruit. These vines provide a tremendous amount of concentration from its tannins, while maintaining its richness and approachability right out of the bottle. Beautiful red and black fruits morph into a silky, rich texture that seamlessly glides across your palate. The natural bright acidity leaves you with mouthwatering memories of berries, dark chocolate, and black cherries.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon