Pompier Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 | Tastes like winery’s $100 wines
Pompier Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 presents a deep, opaque purple. It’s got aromas of juicy blueberry, black cherry preserves, and blackberry cobbler, all accented by hints of vanilla, pie spice, and spearmint. Expansive, broad, and polished on entry, it’s loaded with ripe black and blue fruits and toasty oak. The tannins are suave and beautifully integrated. This is an opulent powerhouse at an unbelievable price. Drink now – 2026.
Legendary Napa Winemaker
When we talk about legendary Napa winemakers, very few of them have crafted 96+ point wines on multiple continents. And very few spent over a decade cementing their legacy by steering one of the Valley’s iconic houses to modern-day glory and fame. Today’s Pompier Cabernet was made by a member of both elite clubs – though we’re sworn (well, legally prohibited) from mentioning who it is.
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So, the same 100-point globetrotting gentleperson was responsible for one of Italy’s most legendary wines, one that commands HIGH triple-digits today. While their current Napa releases regularly go for north of $200. Yet we’re able to offer the 2018 Pompier for FAR less.
Perfect Embodiment of Cabernet
As a result, to create a perfect embodiment of Cabernet’s most famous cradle, Pompier’s winemaker turns to his stellar network of vineyards. While picking one he started building during his time at one of the Napa Valley’s most storied and historic wineries.
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This wine has a mixture of grapes from nearly all of his favorite sites. Of course including one of the oldest vineyards in Stags Leap. Certainly one of the best-known in Carneros, and a mid-Valley location that he won’t reveal even to us. Finally, a full 20 months in 30% new French oak polished the wine perfectly.