In 2018, a wet winter led into a dry and evenly warm season, resulting in gradual ripening and a relaxed, 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)
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.