Addendum Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2018
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In the heart of Napa Valley, Fess Parker Winery presents the exquisite Addendum Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2018, a testament to the artistry of winemaker Blair Fox. This appellation-designated bottling emerges from the harmonious fusion of four renowned vineyard sites: Clos du Val, Round Pound, Stagecoach, and Skellenger Lane, each celebrated for their meticulous viticulture and rich history of crafting exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. Blair Fox, the Head Winemaker, skillfully brings forth the quintessence of these distinct terroirs.
In the glass, this wine showcases an enchanting deep ruby hue that beckons with promise. On the nose, it reveals a symphony of aromas, led by ripe raspberries, mulberries, and black currant pâte de fruit. These fruit notes harmonize gracefully with subtle undertones of singed applewood, dried anise, and hints of red tea, evoking memories of the chaparral.
The palate is a testament to its Napa Valley heritage, offering a rich, full-bodied experience. Firm yet well-integrated tannins structure the wine, delivering flavors of deep blackberries and dark plums that unfurl gracefully. While lightly oaked, it predominantly relies on the power of ripe fruit to make its statement.
The Addendum Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2018 has received high praise from respected critics. Wine Spectator awarded it an impressive 93 points, describing it as “ripe and focused” with a captivating core of raspberry, mulberry, and black currant pâte de fruit notes. Wine Enthusiast bestowed 91 points, noting its robust structure and full-bodied character, driven by deep blackberries and dark plums. Jeb Dunnuck was equally impressed, awarding 93 points and commending its cassis, tobacco, and cedary spice aromatics, along with its balanced and fresh profile. James Suckling gave it a solid 90 points, highlighting aromas of blackberry, plum, and oolong, all wrapped in fine, gripping tannins. These accolades underscore the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of this Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, making it a standout choice for discerning wine enthusiasts.