2018 Calluna Vineyards Cuvée

2018 Calluna Vineyards Cuvée

2018 Calluna Vineyards Cuvée

The 2018 Calluna Vineyards Cuvée is an expression of our Chalk Hill appellation where great sunlight and a cool climate produces intense fruit in a wine with balancing acidity, round tannins and moderate alcohol levels. The blend expresses the power of Cabernet Sauvignon, elegance of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and a bit of showiness from Malbec and Petit Verdot.

With each new vintage, the varietal makeup of the Cuvée changes in order to achieve the optimal expression of our estate vineyards and the character of the growing season.

Vintage 2018 features 41% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 9% Malbec, and 6% Petit Verdot.

“The 2018 Calluna Vineyards Cuvee offers lots of chalky minerality and assorted dark fruits as well as medium to full body, a pure, balanced, elegant texture, bright acidity, and present yet ripe tannins. It’s beautifully done and just a balanced, young, unevolved beauty that’s going to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and have 20 years or more of prime drinking. It’s certainly the finest vintage of this cuvée I’ve tasted.”
91+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck, July 2021

"This has been one of California’s finest values in the world of Bordeaux blends for many years, but the 2018 may well be one of most complete vintages yet for this lovely cuvée.”
94 Points - John Gilman, View from the Cellar, October 2021

$35 750ML