91 points

James Suckling

2019 Olema Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon bottle

Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2019 Olema Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes hand-selected from premier vineyards in Alexander Valley, Dry Creek and Rockpile in Sonoma County. This deeply flavored wine features layers of fruit and a long, intense finish.

Vintage Notes

The 2019 growing season began with abundant amounts of rainfall, causing the soils to retain moisture throughout the growing season. The long, warm summer saw very few heat events, with some strong foggy mornings setting the stage for vibrant and expressive balance in fruit development. Harvest began about two weeks later than in ’18 and lasted for around 10 days, creating great balance in our finished blend, with some vineyards showing freshness and brightness while others added complexity and richness in the palate.

Winemaking Notes

The 2019 Olema Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a concentrated fruit centered nose filled with lovely aromas of dark currant pie and black cherry cigar box. The powerful palate has natural sweetness of dense fruit and lush dark chocolate and is balanced by smooth powdery tannins and followed by a long finish.

Vintage
2019
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Sonoma County
Blend
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 5% Petite Sirah, 4% Merlot
Alcohol
14.5% abv

Olema Cabernet Sauvignon Ratings

91

James Suckling

A lot of chocolate, coconut and vanilla on the nose with some ripe dark fruit. Some tobacco, too. Medium-bodied, firm and fruity. Delicious now.

2019 Olema Cabernet Sauvignon

92

James Suckling

Lots of currants, vanilla and dark berries with walnuts and chocolate. It’s full-bodied, layered and flavorful. This is a rich cab and needs time to come together. Try after 2021.

2018 Olema Cabernet Sauvignon

92

James Suckling

Beautiful aromas of blackcurrants, ink and some black truffle. Medium-bodied, linear and tight with firm and silky tannins. Some spice and hazelnut in the aftertaste. Drink now or hold.

2017 Olema Cabernet Sauvignon


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