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2018 Clark-Claudon Eternity Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon

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May 26, 2024 - $76



98Wine Enthusiast

Smooth and decidedly in balance, this is an elegant mountain-grown wine, 100% varietal, with a pungent opening of turned earth. Understated power builds a foundation of structure and expansive mouthfeel, with a juicy center of sharp red fruit, clove and dried herb. The finishing touch is a twist of salty oak and tea.

96Jeb Dunnuck

...dense and concentrated, with a full-bodied, mineral-laced style carrying impressive cassis fruits as well as notes of violets, crushed stone, orange blossom, and freshly sharpened pencils. It's a classic 2018 that shows the structure and purity of this great vintage. It needs to be forgotten for at least 4-5 years and should have 30 years of more of longevity. (March 2022)

94Wine Spectator

A singed vanilla note drapes over a hefty core of steeped blackberry, black currant and dark fig fruit flavors, while licorice root and roasted apple wood notes deliver a well-structured and muscular coda, with a hint of cast iron. Feels like mountain fruit. Built to age, this is for patient fans of the slightly burly style.



Clark-Claudon Vineyards in Oakville, Napa Valley, was founded in 1993 by Thomas Clark and Laurie Claudon Clark. The couple had lived and worked in Napa Valley for 20 years as grape growers but eventually decided to make wine under their own name. The estate includes 18 acres of vineyards on the northeast side of Howell Mountain and produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and a Bordeaux-style blend.


United States, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain

Howell Mountain AVA in Northeastern Napa Valley was the first of Napa Valley’s sub-appellations, earning its own designation in 1984, just a year after Napa Valley became an appellation. As the name suggests, the AVA is in one of the highest elevations in the area. Every vineyard in the appellation is at least 1,400 feet above sea level. Some vineyards are as high as 2,200 feet and because of their altitude most of the AVA’s vineyards receive more sun than vineyards at lower elevations, which are affected by fog from the Pacific Ocean and the San Pablo Bay. Howell Mountain was home to vineyards in the late 19th century, but winemaker Randy Dunn is considered the area’s most influential modern pioneer. Dunn moved to Howell Mountain in 1979, acquired property and began making exceptionally rich Cabernet Sauvignon. The AVA also grows Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. There are 600 vineyard acres within Howell Mountain AVA.


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.