Typesetter Cabernet Sauvignon

Drinks Like $100: 2018 Typesetter Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Napa Cab Lovers Unite! The 2018 Typesetter Cabernet Sauvignon is my top, new Napa Cab find of 2021. Possessing that ripe, lavish, and opulent style typically only found in $75-$100+ bottles, this stuff must be tasted to be believed.

This is the ultimate "Insider's Wine." It is a wine that I was given "inside information" on by a  few of my friends who work in the wine trade in Napa. Don't worry, there's nothing illegal going on here. I was just alerted to keep an eye out for this one, as it is made with super premium, hillside fruit from three top estates in Calistoga, Pritchard Hill, and Coombsville. 

Typesetter Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Typesetter Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

"Rich, ripe, and lavish, this drinks like a wine that costs 2-3x the price!" - JS 

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We're not talking about just some random purchased fruit; we're talking about fruit from three different sources whose own wines sell for $75 to $100! In great vintages like 2018, there is a lot of excess, high-quality fruit available, even from top producers. Typesetter is a direct result of this situation, and it has all the complexity, concentration, and flair of a $100 Napa Cab.

It's brought up like a much more expensive Napa Cab too! All the grapes come from low-yielding, hillside sites, and all the grapes are hand harvested and sorted. Fermented in small batches, the wine was aged in French oak (50% new) for 20 months, and it was racked (poured off the sediment) an astounding 5 times! Racking allows producers to avoid filtering, which can often strip a wine of its character. It is a labor-intensive process typically reserved for much more expensive wines.

This royal treatment is on immediate display here. This pours a deep, inky color, and the aromas are immediate and forward. Rocking notes of cassis, dark cherry, mocha, cigar box, and vanilla show up on the nose, and the palate is equally attractive with silky tannins and an overall decadent personality. Drinking well now, this should offer great drinking over the next 10 to 12 years.

If beef tenderloin is on the menu anytime soon, this is the wine you want to be drinking with it. Cheers and keep on drinking the good stuff folks!

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Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville