2018 Broadside Cabernet Sauvignon Margarita Vineyard

This is an absolutely marvelous, 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. As stated by none other than Josh Raynolds, a long-time, highly respected critic now working with Antonio Galloni and the rest of the Vinous Media team, “Saturated ruby. Oak-spice-accented black/blue fruit aromas pick up hints of vanilla and cured tobacco with air. Plush and broad on the palate, offering subtly sweet cassis and cherry flavors underscored by a vein of juicy acidity. Supple tannins build through a long, pliant finish that leaves cherry preserve, vanilla and cracked pepper notes behind.” Sound yummy? It should . . . because it is! Plus that, Josh gave it 91 points – usually enough to justify a Napa County price tag of $100+ – and said it would still be drinking well in 2027. How much? If I said $16, would you be impressed? How about $14? How about $13+? (Pictured is one of the bottles I purchased: a magnum for about $25. Egad.)

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