Napa Valley experienced two stunning back-to-back vintages in 2018 and 2019 the likes of which I have never seen…Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
The good news about Napa Valley 2019 Cabernets is that they are stunning wines. Products of near perfect growing conditions, Galloni goes on to say, the 2019s I have tasted so far are fabulous. The wines feel like they have a little more energy, power and depth than the 2018s. Winemakers like Ry Richards were able to take advantage of the high quality/high yields of 2019, locking into two parcels to make what I believe will be a legendary vintage of his Fiancetto Gravelly Loam Cabernet.
The just arrived 2019 is flashy, polished Cabernet with a core of dark cassis fruit with just the right touch of new oak. Long on the palate and slow to unwind in the glass, the Fiancetto 2019 is absolutely packed. Give it time in a big glass to fully reveal all its got. The only shadow on the horizon of Napa Cabernet as we start rolling out the 2019s is that there is very little wine in 2020. In the 2019 vintage report from Robert’s Parker’s Wine Advocate, they rave about the wines, calling them classic, ripe, plush and beautifully expressive style…but end with a warning, Take advantage of 2019, while it lasts…..
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