2018 Cardano 1913 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
With a family history of winemaking that spans more than 100 years in the Napa Valley, Cardano Estate Winery is founded and operated by managing partner/Winemaker Edward Lewis Snider. After 20 years of making wine with Beau Vigne, Ed wanted to honor his grandfather and his heritage by creating his new label Cardano Estate Wines. At the same time Edward is passing the torch by working with his son Nicholas Snider as his assistant winemaker.
A new project from Ed Snider at Beau Vigne, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon 1913 checks in as 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest equal parts Cabernet Franc and Merlot. A smoking value, it gives up lots of chocolaty dark fruits, cassis, tobacco, and cedary spice notes to go with full-bodied richness and depth on the palate. It will compete with wines three times the cost.
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon 1913 is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 7% Merlot. Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose bursts with bold notes of warm cassis, blackberry pie, chocolate mint and tobacco with wafts of cedar chest and potpourri. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, it has a solid frame of lovely, ripe, grainy tannins to support the bags of black fruit, finishing with impressive purity.