Ink Grade Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2019 (Napa Valley, California) - [JS 94]  [WE 93] [WS 92,
Ink Grade Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2019 (Napa Valley, California) - [JS 94]  [WE 93] [WS 92,
Ink Grade Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2019 (Napa Valley, California) - [JS 94]  [WE 93] [WS 92,

Ink Grade Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2019
(Napa Valley, California) - [JS 94] [WE 93] [WS 92, #96 Top 100 of 2023] [WA 91+]


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About the Winery:
The Ink Grade Estate Vineyard claims a view unbeknownst to most in the Napa Valley, lying in the northeast corner of the Howell Mountain AVA. Terraced throughout due to the extreme slopes, this mountainside vineyard clings to volcanic “tufa” soils. Ink Grade Estate possesses a raw tension that renders fruit of immense intensity and depth. If ever there was a site that imparted a feeling of reverence, Ink Grade is such a place.

TASTING NOTES
AN ELEVATED EXPRESSION OF MOUNTAIN CABERNET SAUVIGNON
The varying and distinctive landscape of the parcels meticulously selected for our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon offer a wine of complexity and incredible breadth. Incorporating a portion of Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine possesses bright acidity and structured mountain tannins, distinct in its ability to be enjoyed at a youthful stage.

ELEVAGE
The wine received 9 months barrel aging in 60% new French oak, 40% in oak tank, followed by an additional 26 months (20% in oak tank, 80% in French oak barrels)

Varietals: 88.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11.6% Merlot (87.3 from Napa Valley, 12.7% from Howell Mountain)

Alcohol:
14%

Ratings & Reviews:

94 Points - James Suckling:
"So much pine needle, flowers, currants and ripe plums on the nose. Medium-bodied with fine and polished tannins. Linear and very tight with a clarity and energy. Vivid is the word. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Drink or hold." (Feb 2023)
 
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"This classic style of Cabernet shows great balance, a snug structure and complex flavors that range from black cherry to black olive to sage and cedar. Moderate tannins and good acidity add to a slightly grippy and appetizing texture. Best 2025–2030" - JG (Oct 2023)

92 Points & #96 Top 100 of 2023 - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Expressive, with bramble and black licorice notes leading off, followed quickly by fresh black cherry and currant preserves. Features flashes of bay leaf and mesquite on the sleek finish, with a strong mineral underpinning as well. Drink now through 2035. 5,600 cases made." - JM (Nov 2023)

91+ Points - Wine Advocate:
"Marked by black cherries and cassis aromas, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is a fairly muscular effort—not that it's big or bulky, but it shows plenty of tannic depth and a crisply acidic spine. It should be capable of aging well, even if it's not hugely pleasurable at this particular instant. It's 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Merlot aged in a mix of oak tanks and barrels." - JC (Mar 2023)