Red

2018 Vangone Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley

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Community Tasting Note

  • csimm1161 wrote: 97 points

    April 30, 2021 - 3 days in Napa: Arkenstone, Memento Mori, Maxem, The French Laundry, Christopher Tynan, Kinsman, Harlan, Vice Versa, Accendo, Fairchild, Macdonald, and a truckload of others (Napa): A barrel sample. Open your arms up super wide because here comes a big slathery fruit hug that might initially suffocate the senses with its wrap-around Lennie Smalls-like power. But without worry should be you young Jedi, because the grip backs off just in time to let the floodgates open right up for a barrage of massive black fruit, freshly turned black earth, and black oak char. Did I mention black? Super dark and concentrated, the Vangone barrel sample expectations are met and exceeded here. I’ve frankly found that Vangone from barrel never, ever disappoints. They are just sooooo striking.

    If you’re looking for red fruit and tobacco leaf, best wander down the street to Clos du Val with your bachelorette bus and enjoy it with a cheeseboard or something. If you’re a cave dweller like me, get on the Vangone party train and spelunk your way into these intense black berried beauties. 96-97+ points.

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2 Comments

  • bsumoba commented:

    4/30/21, 5:58 PM - Just did a virtual tasting with Mark. Can't wait for some newer vintages. The 14, 15 and 16 were great wines.

  • csimm1161 commented:

    4/30/21, 10:12 PM - Hi bsumoba. They are very good wines indeed. Glad you were able to participate in the virtual tasting. I love what Sam Kaplan does with the Vangone label. The 2018 is very similar to the 2016 in my opinion.

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