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Textbook Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve du Dumas 2018

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CWA97-98

RP

WS

JS

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W&S

JH

Price: $99.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

97-98 Points | CWA
“This intensely satisfying new 2018 Cabernet blend dazzles with dark fruit and silky smooth tannins melded together harmoniously for a supremely impressive wine experience now through the next decade. In fact, the 2018 Reserve bottling is the best Textbook we’ve sampled as it reminds us of opulent favorites trading for $200-$300 per bottle. The bouquet boasts captivating aromas of chocolate walnut brownies that lead to seductive layers of dark fruit complimented by seamlessly integrated French oak. The core palate features colossal notes of red and dark fruits, baking spices and toffee linger on the scintillating finish. Thanks to an awe-inspiring texture and integration of flavors, this relative bargain may be enjoyed tonight (decant ½ hour) and merits a 97 rating now and 98 over the next decade. Bravo.” - California Wine Advisors
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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

97-98 Points | CWA
“This intensely satisfying new 2018 Cabernet blend dazzles with dark fruit and silky smooth tannins melded together harmoniously for a supremely impressive wine experience now through the next decade. In fact, the 2018 Reserve bottling is the best Textbook we’ve sampled as it reminds us of opulent favorites trading for $200-$300 per bottle. The bouquet boasts captivating aromas of chocolate walnut brownies that lead to seductive layers of dark fruit complimented by seamlessly integrated French oak. The core palate features colossal notes of red and dark fruits, baking spices and toffee linger on the scintillating finish. Thanks to an awe-inspiring texture and integration of flavors, this relative bargain may be enjoyed tonight (decant ½ hour) and merits a 97 rating now and 98 over the next decade. Bravo.” - California Wine Advisors



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Textbook

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley