The 2018 Royal Prince Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine that is going to make Napa Cab lovers jump for joy! This new winery has released a masterpiece of a Cab in the dreamy 2018 vintage. Jeb Dunnuck recently rated this one 93 points, saying it “tastes as though it costs three times the price.” After tasting it this past Friday, I agree 100%
For fans of Venge Cab, you’ve got to get your hands on some of this. And at less than $50 per bottle, it is one of the great California Cabernet Sauvignon values out there. I was able to secure 10 cases for Table Wine. First come, first served.
2018 Royal Prince Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points Jeb Dunnuck, 95 points Josh Spurling
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I’ll start the story with Mr. Dunnuck’s full review. He nailed it! “The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon comes all from Napa Valley and is 100% Cabernet aged 20 months in 60% new French oak. It tastes as though it costs three times the price and has a rocking nose of blackcurrants, chocolate, tobacco leaf, and cedar pencil, with a touch of rocky minerality and graphite showing with time in the glass. Not your simple, value-priced fruit bomb, it has considerable depth of fruit, building tannins, and a great finish. It can be drunk any time over the coming 15+ years. Hats off to winemaker Maayan Koschitzky for over-delivering on all these wines from Royal Prince.” Trust me, it tastes just as good as it sounds.
Royal Prince Wines was founded by industry veterans David Green and Maayan Koschitzky. Both of these guys have incredible resumes. Green previously worked as an executive with Dana Estates, Lede Family Wines, and a few others. And Koschitzky, with Screaming Eagle and Dalla Valle on his resume, is a winemaker that knows what he’s doing. The pair have a lot of connections, and they work with high quality growers and producers, sourcing fruit and wines to blend and bottle. I’d say they’re doing a really good job.
As I’ve said in previous posts, Vintage 2018 was nearly perfect throughout Northern California. Producers in Napa and Sonoma reported great weather followed by a big and healthy crop of fruit. The resulting wines are ripe, plush, forward, and easy to like. Taste this one, and you’ll experience that firsthand.
With Christmas right around the corner, this would make a mighty fine companion to a standing rib roast. And despite the fact that it’s drinking great right now, it offers 10-15 years of cellar potential too. My advice — GET SOME!