Penfolds Bin 704 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (Napa Valley, California) - [WE 96] [JS 95] [JH 95] [DM 95] [VM 93]
Penfolds Bin 704 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (Napa Valley, California) - [WE 96] [JS 95] [JH 95] [DM 95] [VM 93]

Penfolds Bin 704 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
(Napa Valley, California) - [WE 96] [JS 95] [JH 95] [DM 95] [VM 93]

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About the winery: 
Since 1844, Penfolds has played a pivotal role in the evolution of winemaking with a history and heritage that profoundly reflects Australia’s journey from colonial settlement to the modern era. Penfolds collection of benchmark wines were established in a spirit of innovation and the constant and endless pursuit of quality, evidenced from the secret bottling of Grange in 1951 and the unbroken line of vintages of what is now Australia’s most iconic wine. Today, the collection continues to display the distinctive and consistently recognisable Penfolds ‘House Style’; the ultimate expression of Penfolds time-honoured tradition of sourcing the best fruit from the best regions.

Notes From the Winemaker:
This inaugural release is an endeavor more than twenty years in the making, when Penfolds winemakers first imported heritage vine cuttings from esteemed South Australian vineyards and planted them in California soil. The mirror image of its Australian Bin 407 stablemate, Penfolds Bin 704 Cabernet Sauvignon seeks to showcase California fruit through the lens of Penfolds winemaking tradition. Mindful of regional nuances and regional essence, it redefines all that Napa Valley Cabernet can be.

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Savory expressions lead the charge in the form of carpaccio-style red meats, seared beef with a mild pepper crust, bay leaf, and wild thyme. Following is a Penfolds soul of Black Forest cake, glazed cherries, and dark chocolate.

Palate: Dark Cabernet fruits transfer from the nose to the palate with a silk-like flow. Animated and lithe yet still somewhat restrained, it has a humble personality but with the quiet conviction of Napa.

  • Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Aging: 16 Months In French Oak (40% New, 60% 1-Y.O.)
  • Alc/Vol: 14.5%

  • Ratings & Reviews

    96 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
    "This is the first vintage of the Australian producer’s foray into Napa Valley. It is tightly structured yet supple, bursting in bright currant and strawberry flavors. Savory components of sage, dried herb and black pepper dot the palate alongside silky tannins and chocolate-laced richness. A fresh touch of blood orange arises on the finish. Enjoy from 2028 – 2033." - VB (2/2021)

    95 Points - James Suckling:
    "A beautiful, aromatic wine with blackcurrant, cool fruit and hints of minerals and tar. Full-bodied, yet polished and really well manicured. Long and creamy. Shows tension, energy and refinement. Drink after 2024, but so beautiful already. Hard not to drink."  (February 2021)

    95 Points - James Halliday:
    "In what Peter Gago describes in his inimitable fashion as 'the hemispherical inverse of Bin 407' this is a magnificently crafted Napa cabernet that offers allure from day one, yet great promise in years to come. Napa provenance is avowed confidently in a rich, ripe and succulent core of generous blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, even a hint of licorice. Fruit and high-class French oak tannins unite to wonderful effect in a refined and confident structure, meshing harmoniously with fruit and drawing out a very long finish." (TS) (2/2021)

    95 Points - Decanter Magazine:
    "Bright and vibrant in the glass with deep, dark aromas of black plum grasped in a tight-fisted blackberry glove. While the body is fashionably lean, the initially tight flavours relax to a plush embrace. More is revealed as the wine opens up in the mouth: sumptuous fruit that remains firm and politely behaved, a chew of tobacco and deliberate oak tannins that bite in the tail."

    93 Points - Vinous Media:
    "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 704 is rich and effusive, with all of the personality of the vintage on display. Sweet spice, mocha, dark raspberry jam, licorice and leather all take shape in the glass. Medium in body, with bright acids, the 2018 will drink well with minimal cellaring. It is another super attractive wine in this new lineup from Penfolds, but it is also a bit tight and in need of a few years in bottle." - Antonio Galloni (2/2021)