Jackson Estate Trace Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Deep, rich, chunky, full-bodied and voluptuous. The Trace Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon features loads of black fruit, licorice, espresso roast, slight cigar box and a lingering hint of chocolate. On Trace Ridge, we grow Cabernet Sauvignon in and above the morning fog line where ultimately the warm sunshine creates small grape clusters with intense flavors.
94 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2021
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Trace Ridge, from a site in Knights Valley, is fabulous. Inky, deep, and so expressive the 2018 offers up copious dark fruit laced with chocolate, savory herbs, blood orange, rose petal and spice. Ample and large-scaled, this dramatic Cabernet is showing so well today.
92 points, Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, Sept 2021
Earthy and herbal in cedar, pencil shaving and sage, this wine has thick, firm tannin structure and an enduring elegance. Full bodied, it holds its power in check, with rich layers of cigar and dark chocolate leading to a seamless finish.
Aged 21 months in 51% new French Oak.
The ancient volcano, Mount St. Helena, towers over Sonoma County. On the western slope of the mountain, about 1,000 feet up in elevation, you’ll reach our Trace Ridge vineyard. On Trace Ridge, we grow Cabernet Sauvignon in and above the morning fog line where ultimately the warm sunshine creates small grape clusters with intense flavors. This estate overlooks the original Trace, or Settler’s path, linking Sonoma County to Lake County
Elevation: 450-1,000 feet
Soil: Beige volcanic rock, volcanic loam, fractured rock and thin topsoil.
Climate: Mediterranean warm. Some fog wafts up to the area from Chalk Hill, Alexander Valley and Calistoga.