2018 Buoncristiani Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 20th Anniversary
Wine Specs
96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Malbec
Napa Valley - Howell Mountain and Coombsville
Harvest Date
October 1st through October 6th, 2017
Twenty months in 100% French oak barrels, 85% new French oak
Cases Handcrafted
Robert Parker

2018 Buoncristiani Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 20th Anniversary

96 POINTS - "Full-bodied, firm, and fine-grained with lovely freshness and a long finish.”- Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate  Only 26 barrels handcrafted.

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We, the Buoncristiani brothers, take pride in performing all aspects of enology, viticulture, wine production, and art design in order to share with you a true expression of our winemaking passion.

To ensure our highest standard of quality, grapes were sourced from vineyards managed by Buoncristiani or from other Napa Valley growers who adhere to our strict viticultural philosophy. This blend was handcrafted from small lots harvested exclusively from hillside vineyards in Howell Mountain, Atlas Peak and Coombsville, including Ink Grade, Stagecoach and Richard Bennett Vineyards.  These small batches were kept separate during fermentation, after pressing, and throughout the first year of aging in French oak barrels. During the second year of barrel aging, the components were blended in several phases creating optimum complexity while retaining balance, varietal character, and superior quality. This wine was aged in barrels for 20 months and bottled unfined and unfiltered in June of 2020.

Expect to find deep aromas of cassis, black cherry, incense, dark chocolate, caramelized oak, toffee, and the Buoncristiani signatures of balance, depth on the mid palate, and a lengthy persistent finish. A precise amount of Malbec was carefully folded into the final blend to add complexity and depth to the profile.  Twenty months aging in 85% new French oak barrels rounded out the palate even further, while adding more texture, aroma and flavor.

Wine Profile
Other Notes
BLEND: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Malbec

Product Reviews

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David Cofrin
(Feb 28, 2022 at 9:30 AM)
This is a Napa cab worth searching for. It shows expressive dark fruit with notes of chocolate and cassis. The tannins are smooth but firm enough to provide good structure. Age worthy, but can be enjoyed in its youth.

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Marc Ellinger
(Feb 28, 2022 at 9:31 AM)
My wife and I tried this wine the very first time we visited Napa in 2001. It was the 1999 vintage and we have loved it ever since. We still have some 1999 and today it is still a spectacular wine! The vertical from 1999-2018 is one of the favorites in our entire wine collection. You will never be disappointed with this wine; quite the contrary you will be impressed and delighted with the complexity and depth of the Buoncristiani Cabernet.

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