92pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Romeo is blended of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it leaps from the glass with notes of kirsch, black cherry compote and warm cassis, plus wafts of lavender, forest floor and cloves. The medium to full-bodied palate is refreshing, featuring fine-grained tannins with elegantly styled fruit and a lively finish. Rating: 92+
91pts James Suckling
Plums, blueberries, kirsch, dried flowers and chocolate orange on the nose. Full-bodied with fine-grained tannins, fresh acidity and a zesty, fruity character. Some walnut notes to close. Drink from 2023.
2018 was a dream growing season and harvest for Napa Valley. An abundance of rain in February was followed by continuous days of sunshine and mild temperatures that made for uniform vines and even cluster growth. With no major heat spikes to contend with, there was no need to rush through harvest. Cooler temperatures allowed us to pick when we wanted, without stress and under optimal conditions. The gift from Mother Nature translated to wines that not only have great concentration but also an amazing freshness.
ABOUT THE WINE: The Beau Vigne Romeo Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 marks the debut of our Signature Series in collaboration with our renowned winemaker Julien Fayard. Because he knows the personalities of the vineyards from the heart of Napa Valley, nestled between the Vaca and Mayacamas mountain ranges, we were afforded enviable access to top vineyards in Rutherford, Oakville, and St Helena AVAs. Combining small blocks Julien crafted a wine that exudes the essence of Napa Valley, which is famous for its unique combination of soil, topography, and climate.
ON THE NOSE: Black plums, chocolate-covered cherries, coffee beans, roasted pecans, sandalwood
ON THE PALATE: Smooth, elegant entry with notes of black currant, pastry, earth, baking spice, and a seamless finish
BLEND: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 5% Petite Verdot