- Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
- Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
- Full Bodied
- 14.00% alc./vol
The 2018 The Classic is a rock star of a wine. Based on 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% each of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, and the rest Merlot, it’s medium to full-bodied and nicely concentrated, with a great mid-palate as well as silky tannins. Showing classic Cabernet notes of darker currants, leafy herbs, tobacco, cedar, and iron, it’s going to cruise for two decades in cold cellars. While this comes from the Rocks region of the Walla Walla Valley, it’s not too overtly funky or wild, and I love its purity.