Jackson Estate Poet's Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Our first release, the 2018 Poet’s Peak Cabernet Sauvignon, from the Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak appellation, is dense, dark and loaded with black fruit. Blackberry and raspberry are dominant with hints of blueberry and spice. Concentrated powerful mountain tannins are rich with a ripe cocoa finish.
91 points, Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, July 2021
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Poet's Peak is another attractive, solid Cabernet Sauvignon from this team that has a dense purple hue, wonderful purity and finesse, medium body, and textbook Cabernet Sauvignon notes of blue and black fruits, violets, crushed stone, and a touch of cedarwood. It too should keep for a decade.
This wine is aged for 20 months in French Oak.
Our Poet’s Peak wine is sourced from high-elevation vineyards in the Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak appellation that straddles both Sonoma County and Lake County – appellations at the untamed edges that see more wildlife visitors than humans. The Pine Mountain-Cloverdale AVA is the second newest in California, established in 2011. Conditions here are tough for the vines with thin topsoil that forces the roots to burrow deep into the rock to search for water and nutrient producing wines rich in character, complexity and elegance. The area offers an unusual shift in climate with cooler days and evening fog that pushes warmer air up to the vineyard at night.