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Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018. Acest

Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018. Acest

Item #: N1219R1DC
Vintage: 2018
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard/Appellation: Napa Valley, California
Color: Very Dense
Nose: Medium Toast, Black Cherry
Palate: Richly Textured
Finish: Long, Spicy & Layered
Rating: 97
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2030/Red Meat/14.2% Alcohol by Volume

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Acest has several meanings, but they all pertain to excelling in one's endeavor. That is certainly the case here as our selection is crafted by Ant+Farm, a frequent guest on these pages.

It's hard to stay away from their wines. Their story is just as compelling. Kat and Bob McDonald met while both were working in Australia over 20 years ago.

They married and three years later moved back to California, settling in Napa. However, they took Australia with them as they began an importing company bringing in the best wines they could find.

Back then nobody had ever heard of d'Arenberg, Jasper Hill, Yarra Yaring, or Leeuwin Estate. Today few haven't.

Those properties went on to become the darlings of the continent with accolades coming from all over the world. With that kind of success under their belts, Kat and Bob decided to put the shoe on themselves. With a degree from Davis in hand, Kat planted vineyards in Napa and Australia and became one of the first continent hopping women winemakers.

Our Acest selection represents their crowning achievement in the world of wine. Grapes were harvested from small parcels within the finest vineyards they could find. A very long fermentation assured maximum extraction from those grapes. The finished wine was laid to rest in new French oak barrels to complete the plethora of complex flavors that are still developing.

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