Textbook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Textbook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
SKU: 02341

Textbook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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750ml
$29.99

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Category Red Wine
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Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Textbook
Alcohol/vol 13.3%

In 1999, after several decades of working for other vintners around the world, Jonathan and Susan Pey decided to embark on their own journey and make their own wines. Textbook is one of these such wines. Robert Parker said, 'Textbook is a serious winery that consumers should be keeping an eye on. There are real treasures in this portfolio.' Textbook is so named because after tasting it so many times in barrel it exhibited the "textbook" characteristics one looks for in a classic Oakville red wine; brooding aromas of deep red fruits, dense texture, complex flavors, and a firm, yet balanced finish. Textbook also pulls fruit from other leading growing areas in Napa including Rutherford, Carneros, Oak Knoll and Atlas Peak. All Textbook vineyards are hand pruned, hand picked and after harvest, they are hand sorted in the winery. 

Typically made of 100% Napa Valley fruit, (80% Oak Knoll, 10% Rutherford, 10% Oakville District), the Textbook is a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot. Barrels are typically 100% French, 30% new, three-year air-dried, medium-plus toast and handbent by Cadus and Francois Freres in central France. Fourteen months barrel maturation with only one racking and one organic egg white fining integrated flavors and developed its wonderfully smooth mouth-feel. It has a classic, delicious and well-mannered style.
 

 

Wine Spectator
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Ripe and juicy, with a forward profile of dark plum and blackberry fruit backed by hints of anise, mocha and singed vanilla. A flash of savory in the background keeps this honest. Drink now through 2026. 14,640 cases made.

James Molesworth, December 31, 2020
Vinous
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The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is laced with copious dark fruit, leather, dried herb, tobacco and chocolate notes. Medium in body yet also quite closed for the vintage, the Cabernet needs time in bottle to blossom. The Textbook wines are usually much more forthcoming at this stage.

Antonio Galloni, January 2021
Jeb Dunnuck
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The value-priced 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon sports a dense purple color as well as juicy, up-front notes of bright blackberries, mulberries, spice, vanilla, and leafy herbs. It's medium-bodied, straightforward, and a good bistro wine that leads with fruit.

January 27, 2021

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