2018 Unwritten Cabernet Sauvignon – 1.5L Magnum


2018 Unwritten Cabernet Sauvignon – 1.5L Magnum

Technical Notes:

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • We were fortunate to gain access to some beautiful Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon in 2018 and found that a small amount married perfectly with our Lewelling Ranch fruit from St. Helena


  • Aged for 28 months in 100% French Oak, 71% of which is new and 29% that is once-used. Coopers are Darnajou and Taransaud.
  • Harvested October 8, 2018
  • Bottled March 11, 2021
  • 152 cases produced

SKU: uw-magnum-2018 Category:


Tasting Notes:

2018 was a winemaker’s dream. Ample spring rains and even temperatures throughout the season made for a delightfully predictable as well as superior vintage. The 2018 Unwritten Cabernet Sauvignon once again hails from the Lewelling Ranch in St. Helena, with just a tiny touch of cabernet from the heart of Oakville (just down Highway 29).

This wine has intoxicating scents of clove, anise, rosemary, and incense. A heady, ambrosial quality, evocative of sweet resin, is counterpointed by notes of bergamot and citrus blossom. The entry suggests all the berries: blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, even huckleberry.  It’s the proverbial “mixed berry” compote with a pod of cardamom steeped in for edge and complexity. The palate moves gently from fruit to a chewy resistance formed by the dense and rich tannin structure. Chock full of gravitas, the 2018 is a study in succulence; enjoyable now, yet ageable for decades.