The 2018 Rothwell Hyde is outrageously good. Make that outrageously great. This is the best vintage of the Rothwell Hyde I can remember tasting. A few lots from Madrona Ranch that did not fit into that blend work wonders here. Readers wil find a vivid, exuberant wine that delivers the goods, big time.
94pts Wine Spectator
This is a serious Cabernet that checks all the boxes, with waves of rich plum, black currant and fig preserves laced with smoldering tobacco, cast iron, dried bay leaf, espresso crema and alder. There's ample grip, but it's integrated, and the finish has cut and drive despite its heft. Large-scaled but balanced. Patience required. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot. Best from 2024 through 2038. 264 cases made. — JM
Blend: 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot, 2% Malbec