2018 50th Anniversary Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
The 2018 vintage marked ZD Wines’ 50th anniversary, an incredible milestone for a small, family-owned winery committed to producing world-class wines of the highest quality. Mother Nature fulfilled our expectations for this momentous vintage by rewarding us with an outstanding growing season that has led to some amazing wines, including this 2018 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon!
This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was produced with our finest organically farmed vineyard lots in Napa Valley. It is an exceptional example of ZD’s long-held belief in the art of blending, and how different sites can produce a wine that exceeds its individual parts. Each vineyard lot was fermented and barrel aged separately for one year before blending, and aged for an additional two years in American Oak barrels.
With our ZD Rutherford Estate Vineyard as the backbone of this blend, three additional vineyards located in Coombsville, Carneros, and Rutherford contribute to the wine’s immense depth and complexity. Ripe, juicy aromas of candied black cherry and plum lead to hints of leather, blackberry, and clove. ZD’s classic Cabernet style is on full display, combining rich and concentrated fruit flavors with ripe, silky tannins. Balanced acidity complements added layers of complexity developed over three years in barrel, which leads into a delightfully long finish. The wine is showing wonderfully now but will also age beautifully.