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2018 Flambeaux Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Vineyard Designation
Flambeaux Estate Vineyard
Harvest Date
10/20/18
Titratable Acidity
6.08 g/L
pH
3.72
Aging
67% New Oak. Aged in 60% French and 40% American Oak for 22 months.
Bottling Date
8/21/19
Alcohol %
14.4
2018 Flambeaux Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Best of Class, Double Gold & 98 pts. - Sunset Magazine Int'l Competition

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SKU: FB18CSDC

Bright black cherries and cinnamon melt effortlessly into a toasted vanilla bean note. A wonderful freshness and spice will let this Cabernet Sauvignon evolve in bottle for years to come.

Best of Class, Double Gold & 98 points - Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition

95 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
On the nose there is intense cedarbox, madagascar vanilla and raspberry. Layered flavors of cocoa, red currant and a hint of cranberry evolve into chewy tannins with a lingering baking spice aftertones.
Vineyard Profile
The Flambeaux Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley is located in the sweet spot for vineyard elevation – about 350 ft above the valley floor. The soils are the Boomer Loam series which is a Metamorphic soil and our particular area has the redder, more iron rich soils. This soil type is especially good with Cabernet Sauvignon grapevines and leads to great minerality and natural acidity. The rolling hillside provides great drainage and being up the hill from the valley allows the vineyard to stay a bit warmer – perfect for ripening Cabernet Sauvignon. ~ 95% Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.3% Malbec, 1.7% Petit Verdot
Production Notes
177 cases
Winemaker Notes
The Cabernet Sauvignon from the Flambeaux property are always sensational. Not huge, over-voluptuous wines but elegant, restrained and showing a sense of place from the mountains which it originates. 2018 had a long growing season with the damp and cool weather which allowed the fruit ample hang-time to develop a deep and complex profile. We used 40% American Oak on this vintage to add another layer of complexity to the wine and I love how it plays with this beautiful dark red fruit profile. This wine will age gracefully for years to come! ~ Winemaker Ryan Prichard
Food Pairing
Beef stroganoff or grilled portobello mushroom.
About Flambeaux Wine
Flambeaux are the dancing torchbearers of Carnival night parades. A quintessential symbol of New Orleans Mardi Gras tradition, Flambeaux represent all that we love best about wine—light flickering in a glass, complex flavors dancing across the palate, and a celebration of life.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Vineyard Designation
Flambeaux Estate Vineyard
Harvest Date
10/20/18
Titratable Acidity
6.08 g/L
pH
3.72
Aging
67% New Oak. Aged in 60% French and 40% American Oak for 22 months.
Bottling Date
8/21/19
Alcohol %
14.4

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