The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill is composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot. It was aged in 100% new French oak for 22 months. The alcohol weighed in at 14.5%. Deep garnet-purple in color it charges out of the gate with bold expressions of warm cassis wild blueberries and black raspberries plus hints of chocolate box menthol tapenade smoked meats and pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied the palate is bursting with vibrant black fruits framed by fantastically ripe fine-grained tannins and lovely freshness finishing long and mineral laced.
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill is bright punchy and structured. Blackberry jam grilled herbs lavender menthol and crushed rocks all come alive in the glass. This searingly tannic mountain Cabernet needs a good deal of time to open but when it does it dazzles. Bright floral notes blood orange and slightly redder tonalities of fruit develop over time. The Pritchard Hill is a wine for readers who can be patient. (Drink between 2025-2043)
Blue fruit with boysenberry and floral aromas. Cassis too. It?s full-bodied yet very tight and toned on the palate with fine tannins that are formed and polished. A classic wine. Give this three or four years to soften. Best after 2024.js