Wine Advocate Review
Composed of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Poetry prances out of the glass with impressively flamboyant scents of blackberry compote, blueberry preserves, blackcurrant pastilles and candied violets, giving way to nuances of dried roses, menthol, powdered cinnamon and aniseed with a waft of cedar chest. Full-bodied, the palate is impactful yet maintains compelling restraint, featuring layers of crunchy black fruits, exotic spices and floral hints, framed by firm, exquisitely ripe tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with epic length and depth. This is one of those beguiling 2018 Napa Cabernets that is simply going to blow you away! Drink 2023-2055.
Wine Tasting Notes
The deep garnet purple Poetry is already fully integrated, with its well appointed components all seamlessly leaping from the glass. Dark red and black currants, black raspberries, and candied violets form this elixir's fruitier elements, while a bouquet of pretty ylang-ylang, jasmine, lilac and tuberose blossoms decorate the balmy perfume. The lush, effortless quality of this vintage show in this wine's unified precision and heady sandalwood, cedar, loam, and rose petal notes fleck the long fresh finish.
88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot