Caladan 2018 Cabernet Franc and 2018 Proprietary Red bottles
2018
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One Vintage. Four Mountains. Two Unique Expressions.

Winemaker Christopher Carpenter explores the more delicate, nuanced side of Napa Valley’s powerful mountain terroir through Caladan. With every growing season Christopher evaluates the quality of all our mountain vineyard sites and chooses the brightest star to guide each blend. The result – two distinct wines that showcase this world-renowned growing region through a lens less explored.

Due to limited production, purchases are limited to a maximum of 3 sets. 
$450
2-Bottle Set
Vintage Overview

The 2018 season produced extraordinary fruit with great phenolic accumulation and without high sugar concentration. Late winter rains and a cloudy spring delayed bud break and flowering during the 2018 growing season. But then, fortune shined on the vineyards with ideal fruit set conditions, which drove up overall fruit volume by 20 to 30 percent. As the summer rolled in, steady heat accumulation and only a few heat spikes laid the way for a near-perfect fall growing period.

Proprietary Red Wine

Sourcing

66.5% Spring Mountain District Yverdon Vineyard

25.5% Howell Mountain W.S. Keyes Vineyard

8% Mount Veeder Mt. Brave Vineyard

Acclaim

97+ POINTS Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, January 2021

Production

470 Cases

COMPOSITION

41% Merlot

25.5% Cabernet Franc

25.5% Cabernet Sauvignon

5% Malbec

3% Petit Verdot

Barrel Aging

22 Months in French oak
70% new

ALCOHOL

14.50%

Cabernet Franc

Sourcing

57% Spring Mountain District Yverdon Vineyard

24.5% Diamond Mountain Wallis Vineyard

9.5% Howell Mountain W.S. Keyes Vineyard

9% Mount Veeder Mt. Brave Vineyard

Acclaim

98 POINTS, Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, January 2021

Production

531 Cases

COMPOSITION

75% Cabernet Franc
25% Merlot

Barrel Aging

22 Months in French oak, 76% new

ALCOHOL

14.50%