The 2018 Shibumi Knoll Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine of exceptional character and finesse. On the palate, it showcases a harmonious balance between power and grace, with layers of complex flavors that unfold with each sip. The nose reveals an enticing bouquet of blackberries, dark cherries, and cassis, complemented by hints of cedar, tobacco, and a touch of vanilla. The wine's rich and velvety texture is complemented by fine-grained tannins, which lend structure and depth to the overall experience. The finishing taste is long and lingering, leaving a lasting impression of black fruits, subtle spice, and a touch of elegance. In terms of color, the wine displays a deep, garnet hue that reflects its intensity and concentration. Overall, the 2018 Shibumi Knoll Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is a remarkable expression of the varietal, showcasing the unique terroir and meticulous winemaking that went into its creation.
Robert Parker - 91 Points
"From a small alluvial fan between Highway 29 and the Napa River, Shibumi Knoll's 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon comes across as rather oaky (it spent 18 months in 75% new French oak) as well as soft, supple and easy. Full-bodied, with notes of loamy earth, cedar and cassis, it's delicious but not overly complex. With just 134 cases produced and winemaking by Thomas Rivers Brown, one suspects this will be a tough Cab to catch."