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Snowden Vineyards

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Brothers Vineyard Magnum
Magnum (1.5L)

An unblended vineyard-designate Cabernet from the 2 acre “Block C” within our Brothers Vineyard.  The 2018 has been included by the editors of Wine Spectator Insider as one of the fall’s most exciting new releases, with their James Molesworth writing: “… ripe, warm in feel and very polished, with alluring cassis, plum reduction and melted black licorice notes pouring through, while sleek alder, loam and bay leaf accents form the backdrop for a long, steady finish. Gorgeous. Best from 2022 through 2038.”  (Wine Spectator 10/15/21; 95 points; 180 magnums bottled.)

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Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Brothers Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 30, 2018
17 Months in French oak, 50% new
Bottling Date
April 13, 2020
Residual Sugar
Fermented dry, no sugar added
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Wine Profile
Winemaker Notes
This powerful and layered wine is densely packed with black plums, pencil lead, cedar, resin and dark fruits. Long and dense, the wine lingers on the palate for minutes. Somewhat strict in its youth, the Brothers 2018 will benefit from time in bottle to open and show the full spectrum of its aromatic and textural potential.