Red

2018 B Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Ehrlich Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • goonar182 Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 15, 2022 - I had this at a hibachi restaurant - the great smells of the hibachi actually hurt my wine nose but it is all good. Good color, great subdued red and blue fruit nose. Great cedar taste with good blue fruit. Alcohol well integrated . I am not scoring as high as the others but still a great effort- great overall wine- agree that it is work $100.

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  • sean7711 Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 17, 2022 - Writing this a few days later so no formal notes. Had with slow cooked BBQ ribs and a pasta salad. Really great wine for the price. Jammy, good Oakville fruit. Solid buy @ $100. May try and pick up some more when I visit in May.

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  • Mark1npt Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 27, 2022 - Writing this one up, only because it's so different than my last bottle just a month ago, so Jen....take note.

    Opened after dinner last night. Poured off a glass and put the cork back in the bottle. First sips? The best. 95. Rich, dark red Oakville fruit but lacking the sense on the nose and the palate, that it's an Ehrlich. Drinks well for an hour or so then begins to turn black fruited, tarry and bitter. An 87 for my palate at that point.

    Today.....poured off a glass about 14 hours later and it's no longer bitter. It's smooth and juicy blackberry fruit, still lacking in both the textbook Ehrlich nose and palate. But damn good. Balanced in acidity and tannin, it has that great B Cellars energy to it. Back up to a 94 now?

    Pre dinner with the HMCs......still drinking well but all of us agree....devoid of any character that would note it as being from the Ehrlich vineyard. Strangest bottle of this I've ever had. Glass full, to compare next to the '18 Vermeil Pickett Road and '14 Restricted Cab Franc. Notes on those to follow.

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  • AGELVIS Likes this wine: 95 points

    January 8, 2022 - Five hour decant. Very deep dark (nearly opaque) ruby magenta color. Blackberry, boysenberry, hydrangea, black tea, almond, sifted powdered sugar, and subtle orange rind on the nose. Plush, dry, ripe-fruited palate, with chalky, lingering acidity. Soft, but present tannins on the longish finish.

    This is somewhat primary, but also has depth and complexity. It’s truly within its early drinking window with a healthy decant. Currently more acid-driven, but I expect the tannic structure will further develop.

    Mark1NPT was right on the money (my decant was based on his recent assessment). This is open for business. I expect this will improve another point or three in another year or two.

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  • Mark1npt Likes this wine: 97 points

    January 7, 2022 - Preface: Jen, give this 3-5 hours of air and you'll love it, now!

    Been about 8 months since my last taste of this one....pnp'd into a decanter at 2pm. Initial impression: somewhat muted forest floor/herbal nose, strong iron pan, palate of bright, thin red fruit with a hint of tart orange rind and that great '18 tannic structure. A 91.

    1 hour in and, boom! A nice floral, maybe rose petal nose. Slight amount of high end ladies perfume, a hint of sweet confectioner's sugar and the slightest of whiffs of the 14.9% alc. Structure has softened considerably, much faster than I would have thought, the wine has picked up some weight already, no longer 'thin', the flavor profile is red/dark red fruited with almost a MHopper meaty-ness to it. Love the umami character this is exhibiting and there is some great backing acidity throughout ensuring a really nice mouth watering ending. Trying to hold off on drinking this, waiting another hour for Carol to get home from work....I opened this for her, after all! A 93+

    2 hours in, and it's that great Ehrlich experience I love. More roses and now lavender on the nose with a big dollop of vanilla, too. Big, deep, sweet dark red raspberry fruit appears. A dense compote type of fruit. Tannins are regressing, acidity balanced with the fruit/tannic components. Mouth is watering even more over the elongated finish. Love the complexity and depth developing now a 95-96. I hope what I'm seeing with this particular '18, is what's to come with all the rest of them in the cellar! What a vintage this is going to be......

    3-5 hours in......everything is integrating and all hard/uneven edges resolving into a soft chalky, beautiful, fully together wine. The red raspberry starts turning into blackberry compote. The layers of complexity in this fruit are so much fun, and so good. Faint graphite starts to show up on the nose, the wonderful bead of acidity carries all throughout, from start to finish. Dare I say this might be approaching a 97 at this time? An early 93 and a late 97. The bottle is almost gone, but it was a lot of fun.....glad I have more!

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • Type Red
  • Producer B Cellars
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Ehrlich Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville
  • UPC Code 705020554860

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  • Pending Delivery 4 (1%)
  • In Cellars 532 (78%)
  • Consumed 142 (21%)

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