2017 ToyMaker Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Wine, Napa Valley, California, made by winemaker Martha McClellan of Sloan Estate, Checkerboard Vineyards, Levy & McClellan, and formerly of Harlan Estate. Best Napa Valley Grand Cru red wines.



Our Flagship Cabernet Sauvignon Made By Martha McClellan

In 2018, a wet winter led into a dry and evenly warm season, resulting in gradual ripening and a relaxed and controlled harvest. Our flagship Toymaker Cabernet Sauvignon is a transparent expression of the vintage, where the keyword is balance. The 2018 Toymaker is rich and opulent, yet detailed, restrained in style, and terroir-driven, due to its fully ripe, but not overripe, style. 

Winemaker: Martha McClellan

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)

AVA: Napa Valley

Barrel aging: 28 months Medium+ Taransaud French oak (100% new)

Alc.: 14.9%

Production: 237 cases

Tasting Notes: An intoxicating nose of red and black cherries, kirsch, dusky plums, blackberry, and sweet French oak introduce expressive flavors of cassis, dark berries, graphite, and vanilla, balanced by refreshing acidity, all enveloped by firm yet supple tannins and an impressively lingering finish. This vintage of Toymaker displays impeccable balance, with not a single feature out of harmony or balance.