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2018 Round Pond Estate Bovet M-Bar Ranch Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

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RATINGS

95Jeb Dunnuck

...a rock star nose of spiced currants, new leather, dried flowers, loamy earth, and sandalwood...full-bodied and impeccably balanced, with wonderful tannins...

94Wine Enthusiast

This beautifully constructed wine is structured and complex for days...lush layers of coffee bean, cocoa nib, black cherry and toasted oak...

93Wine Spectator

Really packed, with a core of plum, boysenberry and açaí berry fruit that's almost bursting at the seams, while sweet bay leaf, anise and violet notes skitter around. Shows a serious graphite spine that keeps it all together, while there's also room for the fruit to stretch out on the long finish. Showy, but everything's in place.

93Vinous / IWC

...elegant and sophisticated from the very first taste. All the pedigree of MBar Ranch comes through in a regal, mid-weight Cabernet that is pure class...flat-out gorgeous.

92James Suckling

Blackberries, plums, dried herbs, cocoa and peppermint on the nose...full-bodied with plush tannins. Creamy and vibrant with an elegant, flavorful and spicy finish.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Oakville

Oakville AVA is one of the two or three most prestigious appellations in the United States. Located in the heart of Napa Valley, its 5,000 vineyard acres produce some of the world’s most acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon, including such California “cult” Cabs as Screaming Eagle and Harlan Estate. Before those boutique producers rose to fame in the 1990s, Oakville was already renowned as home to Robert Mondavi, Opus One and Groth Vineyards, among others. Along with the famous wineries, there are premier vineyards in this AVA, including Martha’s Vineyard and To Kalon Vineyard. To Kalon was first planted in 1868 by H.W. Crabb, one of California’s first viticultural researchers, and he named the vineyard after the ancient Greek phrase for “most beautiful.” Though many grapes can be successfully grown in Oakville, Cabernet Sauvignon is king. Merlot and Chardonnay are also frequently planted. Oakville Cabs are prized for their richness, complexity and weight. Oakville was designated as an AVA in 1993.

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.