Dark Horse 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
This expression offers up an intense nose of rhubarb, plum, and graphite. A dollop of Petit Verdot brings in a violet character, and chewy, mouth-filling tannins lend a wonderful textural experience touched with espresso and white-peppered chocolate. Extended maceration is a game-changer here,” notes Liston. Normally, reds stay on the skin for six days, but we find that 30–35 days is our sweet spot.