Heir Apparent Cellars Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley, California
Dark purple/ inky in color with a short purple rim.
Pretty nose of blackberries, black cherries, licorice, light vanilla, cedar, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, spices, light herbs and pencil lead.
Full bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked strawberries, spices, vanilla, tobacco, cedar, leather, dark chocolates, coffee, light earth, vegetables, liquorice and black pepper.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing a smooth mouthfeel with nice complexity.
Still very young, but already enjoyable, even by itself. Needs 5 to 7 years to mature properly.
A good quality wine that has the potential to become a 95+ point wine.
Needs 4 hours to open up properly, so give it time.
I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Merlot.
14.8% alcohol by volume.
$165. — 9 days ago
Unusual to be drinking a wine this young. Decanted 45min to begin. Nose somewhat muted, though dark fruit and oak are there. Inky purple. Great ripe black and blue fruit. Could still use more time in the air to blend together, but the minerality and earthiness is definitely there to match the fruit. Nice med-long finish. Decanting 2+ hours recommended. — 11 days ago
Mesmerizing nose of blackcurrant, creme de cassis, violet, cedar, fresh orange peel, cured meat, and forest floor. Gentle and soft on the entry, with parade of flavors echoing the nose. The full body feels deceivingly weightless on the palate, but with great energy and precision. Velvety tannins. The finish lasts for minutes.
Seamless and elegant. Outstanding already at its young age. — a day ago