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2018 Round Pond Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8097057 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
Waldor77 1 $50 $50
2 $50
Item Sold Amount Date
I8102977 1 $50 Jan 30, 2022
I8097057 1 $50 Jan 23, 2022
I8047807 1 $50 Dec 26, 2021
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RATINGS

92Wine Spectator

Lots of lightly mulled raspberry, bitter plum and red currant fruit forms the core, while racy floral, cedar and savory hints streak the finish...

PRODUCER

Round Pond Estate

Round Pond Estate was established in the early 1980s when Bob and Jan MacDonnell bought their first parcel of Rutherford land. For nearly two decades the MacDonnells grew grapes for premium wine producers in Napa. But with the 2002 vintage they started making their own wine under the Round Pond label. Today the estate is run by the MacDonnell’s children, the brother-and-sister team of Miles and Ryan. Muiris Griffin is estate winemaker, and the consulting winemaker is Thomas Rivers Brown, one of Napa Valley’s stars. Besides wine, the estate also makes olive oil, red wine vinegar and other select items. Round Pond makes primarily Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.