Arnot-Roberts Clajeux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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14 year old vines grown in volcanic soil at 800′ in the Chalk Hill AVA above the Russian River Valley. Fermented 30% whole cluster with native yeast, and basket pressed to 33% new French oak barrels for 22 months. 6 barrels produced. A perfumed and inviting nose of blackberries, blackcurrants and gravel. Medium-to full-bodied and so fresh and present on the palate. Well-structured tannins. There’s purity to the expression of the ripe red and black fruit with bright minerality and great depth. Such a pleasure to drink now, but this will age wonderfully. Best after 2026. The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Clajeux Vineyard is a powerful, savory wine that expresses all of the character of this Chalk Hill site. Dark cherry, plum, gravel, scorched earth, leather and a good bit of whole cluster savoriness from the 30% stems give the aromatics tons of presence to play off the wine’s mid-weight structure. This is a fabulous vintage for the Clajeux.

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