Cadence Tapteil 2018 750ml

Cadence Tapteil 2018

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Sourced from this older site on Red Mountain, the 2018 Tapteil blends 47% Cabernet Sauvignon with 33% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot. Needing a two-hour decant to fully evolve, the "Tapteil" takes on a very dark profile with suggestions of creosote, cigar ash, black currants and dark chocolate shaving flavors that mingle with racy acidity, and finishes long. This has at least another 15 years to go.

Owen Bargreen, October 2021
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd92

The 2018 Tapteil Vineyard is slightly more Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated and checks in as 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Cabernet Franc, and 20% Merlot. It too saw 18 months in 40% new French oak. Ripe red and black fruits, leafy herbs, chocolate, charcoal, and earthy nuances give way to a medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, concentrated red blend with the fruit and opulence to shine today yet the structure and balance to evolve for 15-20 years. Give it a few years if you can.

May 6, 2021
Wine Advocate
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Rich, round and balanced on the nose, the 2018 Tapteil Vineyard is a blend of 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Cabernet Franc and 28% Merlot. Medium to full-bodied, the palate offers a delightfully layered expression that gives way to fresh, dark fruit flavors that sway with lifting tannins. It ends with a succulent finish, leaving behind persistent flavors of juicy plum, dusty blackberry and soft vanilla-inflicted essence. Only 4,000 bottles were filled.

Anthony Mueller, October 14, 2021

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