Ludwigs Fine Wine
Eisele Vineyards Altagracia Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 750 ML
97 Points | JS
“Intense aromas of black fruit, cocoa powder, black olives, dried violets, tar and cigar box. Some black peppercorn, too. It’s full-bodied with firm, chalky tannins. Incredible intensity and purity of fruit with gorgeous breadth and depth. Superb, new-wave Napa red. 80% cabernet sauvignon, the rest mostly cabernet franc with a hit of petit verdot. Try from 2025.” - James Suckling
The 2018 Altagracia is sourced exclusively from clay-rich parcels on the eastern slopes of the 38-acre Eisele Vineyard in Calistoga. Altagracia is an all-estate blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot. After a brief decant, the wine opens with a stunning bouquet of wild blueberries, mocha, dried violets, tobacco, and graphite. A powerful core of dense black and blue fruit is surrounded by espresso, sweet earth, dark chocolate, fresh fig, and black licorice. Only rivaled by the following 2019 vintage, 2018’s near-perfect growing conditions allowed for a slow, even maturation with intense color extraction and finely chiseled yet firm tannins. Inviting in its youth the wine is vibrant, taught, and structured, allowing for a decade or two of evolution in the cellar.
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