2018 Calistoga BDX Red Wine Blend
63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc sourced from Calistoga aged on 100% new French Oak
The 2018 BDX blend is a classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. The blend clearly shows the 3 Bordeaux varietals that are present. Bright red fruit of bing cherries up front is the expression of Merlot, while the richer, deeper notes of currant, plumb, and blackberry show the nobility of the Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cabernet Franc offers the wonderful spice, white pepper, and even blueberry notes that are possible in the best representations of the varietal. The blending of the three varietals really makes for a complete mouthfeel and midpalate. Lively freshness from the Merlot, rich, full, and expansive flavors of the Cabernet Sauvignon and a focused, supple, and inviting structure provided by the Cabernet Franc. Should age well up to 10 years.