The 2018 Caladan Proprietary Red Wine is a bold and expressive blend crafted from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. It has rich, multilevel complexity of boysenberry, dark chocolate and spice with silky tannins.
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.
66.5% Spring Mountain District Yverdon Vineyard
25.5% Howell Mountain W.S. Keyes Vineyard
8% Mount Veeder Mt. Brave Vineyard
97+ POINTS Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, January 2021
25.5% Cabernet Franc
25.5% Cabernet Sauvignon
3% Petit Verdot
22 Months in French oak,