91
points

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.

$55
/bottle
$44.00 for Wine Club Members (Join)
Wine Facts
Appellation
Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak
Composition
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
T.A.
0.59g/100m
pH
3.72
Alc %
14.5%

Acclaim

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.

Winemaking

This wine is aged for 20 months in French Oak.

Vineyards

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.   

Video

blackberry, raspberry with blueberry and spice
Primary Aromas & Flavors
steak, beef short ribs, grilled portabello mushrooms
Food & Wine Pairing
65° F
Ideal Serving Temperature
bordeaux
Ideal Glass Shape