Band of Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc. Band of Vintners is the outcome of seven wine industry friends who regularly get together to taste wine and talk shop. The collective “insider” knowledge of where the best fruit can be sourced, where the deals can be found, and where favors can be called in when needed, was contagious and surprised even us. The outcome is a wine we believe makes a strong case for one of the best red wines for its price in the Napa Valley, and something we’re proud to share with our friends, family, and neighbors. Stéphane Vivier, a consulting winemaker for Hyde de Villaine, is one of the winemakers and has helped craft a beautiful red wine for the 2018 vintage. It is a lush, approachable, and pleasurable wine that spends 15 months in new and used French oak which lends a hint of spice and texture to the palate. This is one of those insider Napa wines that we love to share because it shows that great wines from Napa don't have to cost an arm and a leg.