This year marks the 25-year Anniversary of Michael-Scott Wines, a boutique Napa-based brand founded by Michael Quinn in 1996. Along the way, Quinn’s devotion to crafting world class wines have earned the respect of critics, sommeliers, retailers, and a long string of top medals at high-profile wine competitions. The secret of their success starts with working with high-quality grapes and paying close attention to detail during the fruit’s transformative journey from the vine to the bottle.
The latest case in point is the new release of the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. On the nose, the personality of the fruit sourced from premiere sites comes to life with dazzling aromas of red and black fruits and complementary notes of roasted espresso, mocha, leather, mineral, fresh sage, savory spices, and cedar. Ripe, elegant, and juicy. As the wine opens, the palate is filled with lush flavors of black cherry, pomegranate, raspberry, ripe plum, and black currant. Hints of chocolate and toasted walnuts add depth and complexity, while the silky texture and supple tannins coat the palate on route to a long, generous finish. True cabernet character in each sip.
Recommended for the Michael-Scott 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley