2018 Vice Versa Cabernet Sauvignon The Magnificent Seven

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2028 - 2045 (Edit)
CT98 3 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • Cristal2000 Likes this wine: 98 points

    August 15, 2021 - Double decanted this wine alongside a 16 Lokoya Mt Veeder for about 7 hours before drinking. Both could have used even more time and air.

    Violets, creme de cassis, hints cedar, crushed stone, black cherries and spice box emanate from this beauty. Gorgeous dark hued purple in the glass. Strikingly fresh and taut on the palate, this displays the vintage beautifully with exceptional tension and purity. The fruit is present (way more so than the Lokoya had alongside), but it's restrained and complemented by earth and mineral driven elements. It's not locked up, but still tight, with many layers left to unfurl as time goes on. It's extremely focused and has tremendous length. You won't mistake this for a warmer vintage, or an extracted valley floor wine. Tons of sophistication. 98 today, but can easily work its way into those next two points.

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  • csimm1161 wrote:

    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): Locked and loaded is most apropos here. Packed, stacked, but not yet cracked, this 2018 M7 is fortified with tense and quivering black cherry, bitter chocolate, and rock notes that stubbornly tell you they are still building their empire and don’t want any company now and for a while. The hints of promise are so enticing, but they stop halfway through and halt their march right at the precipice of the mid-palate cliff.

    Notably darker that the 2019 M7, this 2018 was akin to some of the LPVs I’ve had in the past that are so spun up that even though you know there is greatness beneath the covers, it’s lights out for a while until it gets the requisite sleepy time. Revisit in 2026+.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • LiteItOnFire Likes this wine:

    December 30, 2020 - A fun night, 2018 Magnificent 7, 2011 Dana Estates Hershey, 2010 VHR. Upon opening and 15 minutes in the decanter (open for 4 hours) order was Mag 7 and Dana with VHR far behind. By the end of the night, VHR was the clear winner with Mag 7 very far behind. I hate, yep used that word, the 2011 vintage to the point I refuse to drink it when offered but have a few left in the cellar so why not open? This was probably the best 2011 to date for whatever that’s worth.

    Not going to rate as this wine is not ready for primetime (like most 2018). Best experience was shortly after opening and then slowly drifted towards an acidic tannic wine that has not integrated the sum of its parts. If the wine integrates its parts it will be killer, if not...

    One thing to note is upon opening, the Dr stuck its head out to say hi before receding to never be seen again.

    I would suggest not even opening to take a peak for at least one full year and really waiting a minimum of 2-3. Note to self, don’t drink next bottle until late 2023 or early 2024.

    1 person found this helpful Comments (1)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Napa Valley’s 2018s, 1/27/2021 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • Type Red
  • Producer Vice Versa
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation The Magnificent Seven
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 7 (3%)
  • In Cellars 246 (91%)
  • Consumed 16 (6%)

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