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Mark Herold Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 2018

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16.10% /
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Vintage: 2018
  • WS 95
  • VIN 96
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Crafted by the esteemed winemaker Mark Herold, the Mark Herold Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 2018 stands as a testament to the winemaking prowess of Mark Herold Wines. This exceptional creation, born from the lush vineyards of Oakville Ranch, showcases the best of Napa Valley’s Oakville AVA.

The 2018 vintage presents a visually stunning palette with a deep, vivid hue that captivates the eye. Its aroma is a grand display of complexity and depth, opening with an explosive expression of black fruits. The core is rich with black cherries, cassis, and strawberries, intertwined with the unique notes of pomegranate and gravel. These primary scents are beautifully interlaced with the luxurious aroma of raspberry liqueur, adding to the wine’s aromatic appeal. Delving deeper, one encounters subtle yet profound nuances of dark chocolate, roasted almonds, tobacco, and suede, each element contributing to the wine’s intricate and compelling nose.

On the palate, the Herold Cabernet Sauvignon is a harmonious blend of grace, power, and balance. It offers an intensely elegant experience, showcasing a full-throttle yet seamless array of black and purple fruit flavors. These lush notes are perfectly framed by good acidity and velvety, melting tannins, resulting in a wine that is both robust and refined. The impeccable fruit quality of Oakville Ranch is evident in every sip, making this wine a beautiful representation of its origin.

The 2018 growing season at Oakville Ranch was marked by a long, cool period with timely rainfall. Moderate temperatures without major heat spikes allowed for a lengthy hang time, enabling a full spectrum of aromas and flavors to develop. Located 1,400 feet above the valley floor on the easternside of the Oakville AVA, Oakville Ranch enjoys all-day sunlight. The vines here, producing low yields of small berried clusters, are a source of world-class Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Mark Herold White Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 has garnered impressive accolades. Awarded 95 points by Wine Spectator, it is celebrated for its expressive anise-laced plum and blackberry fruit flavors, enhanced by graphite and loamy undertones. Violet, cocoa, and sweet tobacco notes add to the allure, promising a wine that will excel with age. Vinous gave it an impressive 96 points, praising its inky black fruit, chocolate, spice, new leather, espresso, and gravel notes. This blend, taken from three blocks in Oakville Ranch, is described as superconcentrated and explosive ” a heady, unctuous wine that delivers a memorable experience.

Aged for 20 months in 80% new French oak, this limited production of only 125 cases makes the Herold Cabernet Sauvignon a sought-after collector’s item. Herold wines prices reflect the quality and exclusivity of this offering, with a suggested retail price of $195. Released in January 2022, it is a wine that not only drinks beautifully now but is also poised to age gracefully over the next two decades.

In summary, the Mark Herold Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 2018 from Mark Herold Wines, sourced from the esteemed Oakville Ranch, is a luxurious embodiment of Napa Valley’s winemaking artistry. This Herold Cabernet Sauvignon, with its rich tapestry of flavors and aromas, stands as a shining example of the caliber that Mark Herold wines are known for. Each bottle of Mark Herold White Label is a promise of excellence and a journey into the heart of Oakville’s terroir.

2 reviews for Mark Herold Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 2018

  1. WS

    Expressive, with a big burst of anise-laced plum and blackberry fruit flavors carried by girders of graphite. A loamy edge rumbles deeply too, while violet, cocoa and sweet tobacco accents peek in on the finish. Tuck this away in the cellar. Best from 2024 through 2038.

  2. VIN

    The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon White Label is a blend taken from three blocks in Oakville Ranch. Inky black fruit, chocolate, spice, new leather, espresso, leather, lavender and gravel build in a superconcentrated, explosive Cabernet Sauvignon. The White Label is another heady, unctuous wine that delivers the goods.

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What is Mark Herold's style of winemaking today?

Mark Herold masterfully blends scientific precision with traditional winemaking to create robust, expressive wines, notably his Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons and Sonoma Valley Sauvignon Blanc. Sourced mainly from certified Napa Green Vineyard organic farms, his wines are a testament to sustainable, high-quality winemaking.

What are the characteristics of Mark Herold' Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville ?

Mark Herold's Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon is known for its rich, complex flavors of dark fruit and oak, with hints of vanilla and chocolate. It features robust tannins and notable aging potential, reflecting the warm Oakville climate's influence on its higher alcohol content and balanced acidity. Each vintage brings unique nuances due to varying growing conditions.

Critical Acclaim

WS 95
Wine Spectator
Expressive, with a big burst of anise-laced plum and blackberry fruit flavors carried by girders of graphite. A loamy edge rumbles deeply too, while violet, cocoa and sweet tobacco accents peek in on the finish. Tuck this away in the cellar. Best from 2024 through 2038.
VIN 96
Vinous
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon White Label is a blend taken from three blocks in Oakville Ranch. Inky black fruit, chocolate, spice, new leather, espresso, leather, lavender and gravel build in a superconcentrated, explosive Cabernet Sauvignon. The White Label is another heady, unctuous wine that delivers the goods.
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Mark Herold Wines, situated in the heart of Napa Valley, stands as a beacon of winemaking distinction and innovation. Opened by the esteemed winemaker Mark Herold, this winery has become synonymous with top-tier wines. Mark Herold, with his vision and expertise, has guided this winery to prominence since its inception. The vineyards of Mark Herold Wines are strategically located in some of Napa Valley's most prestigious areas. These include the Oakville Ranch and Stagecoach vineyards, known for their exceptional terroir, and the Coombsville area, famous for producing the distinguished Coombsville Cabernet. This strategic positioning ensures that each bottle of Mark Herold Cabernet Sauvignon encapsulates the essence of Napa Valley's diverse landscapes. Sustainability and...check our brand Mark Herold Wines

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Welcome to Famelounge's expertly curated collection of Cabernet Sauvignon wines, where prices range from $19 to $1,196 to suit every taste and occasion. We've focused on assembling a selection that showcases the versatility of Cabernet Sauvignon, from dry to fruity profiles and both oaked and unoaked variations. This careful selection guarantees a perfect match for a wide range of food pairings. Sourced from world-renowned regions including the United States, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, and Italy, each bottle in our collection is a testament to the distinct terroir of its origin, offering a unique palette of aromas and flavors. With vintages stretching from 2006 to 2022, our selection caters to both those looking to enjoy a bottle today and collectors seeking age-worthy...Please check Cabernet Sauvignon Wine for more information

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Mark Herold, the visionary winemaker renowned for his trailblazing approach, embraces winemaking as an art form woven from a tapestry of life experiences. With a childhood steeped in the vibrant culinary landscape of Panama, his fascination with flavors and textures began early. Despite initially pursuing a Ph.D. in Ecology at UC Davis, it was his fortuitous foray into the world of winemaking, volunteering during a harvest, that ignited his unwavering passion. Mark's profound understanding of science and ecology, coupled with his deep appreciation for the enigmatic process of winemaking, shaped his distinctive approach. His tenure at Joseph Phelps served as a catalyst, enabling him to pioneer innovative techniques, from yeast studies to fermentation dynamics, ultimately defining his... More Products
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The Oakville AVA(Amrican Viticultural Area) is a revered wine region located in Napa Valley, California. Known for its exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville has earned a reputation as a premier destination for wine enthusiasts. The region's ideal climate and diverse soil compositions contribute to the production of world-class wines. Oakville's wines are characterized by their bold and structured flavors, showcasing rich blackberry, cassis, and dark chocolate notes. Wineries in Oakville, such as Opus One, Screaming Eagle, and Silver Oak, consistently produce highly sought-after bottles that capture the essence... ...Check Region for more information

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