Emerson Brown 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville
The 2018 Oakville Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon showcases dark brambly fruits, plum preserves, cardamom, and toasted hazelnuts. A complex nose that evolves in the glass, opening up to leather, fountain pen ink, shortbread, and stewed fruits. Subtle and silent at first sip, the wine’s character builds on the palate to a crescendo of blueberry and fig flavors. The tannins are sinewy and tightly chiseled. There is a lot of stuffing in the mid-palate that is counter-balanced with crystalline acidity. It is well focused with lovely minerality on the finish.