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2018 Penfolds Bin 704 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Penfolds Bin 704 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Penfolds

2018 Penfolds Bin 704 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

$70.00
Price
$70.00
$840.00
Price
$840.00

Description

Description

Steeped in Penfolds winemaking tradition yet still embracing modernity, Bin 704 seeks to redefine Napa Valley cabernet through a Penfolds lens. Being mindful of varietal nuances, regional essence and silk-like textural definition, the wine is nurtured in French barriques for maturation. Impressive is the cyclical nature of viticulture and winemaking, and Penfolds recognises that different hemispheres often end up being the mirror image of the other. The name Bin 704 draws inspiration from the “mirror” or “reverse” image of its Australian Bin 407 stablemate, a wine which also respects varietal expression.

Our California Collection

Our California journey started decades ago in the Camatta Hills vineyard, Paso Robles. In the 1980’s, we initiated an ambitious viticultural program in Australia called ‘Heritage Selections’. From our most prized vineyards, winemakers sought to identify single vineyards, blocks and vines that produced the best quality fruit. Cuttings from these exceptional Heritage Selections were then propagated and eventually sent across the world to California.

Awards & Accolades

  • 96

    Wine Enthusiast

    "CELLAR SELECTION - This is the first vintage of the Australian producer’s foray into Napa Valley. It is tightly structured yet supple, bursting in bright currant and strawberry flavors. Savory components of sage, dried herb and black pepper dot the palate alongside silky tannins and chocolate-laced richness. A fresh touch of blood orange arises on the finish. Enjoy from 2028 – 2033." - Virginie Boone, February 2021

  • 95

    JamesSuckling.com

    "A beautiful, aromatic wine with blackcurrant, cool fruit and hints of minerals and tar. Full-bodied, yet polished and really well manicured. Long and creamy. Shows tension, energy and refinement. Drink after 2024, but so beautiful already. Hard not to drink." - James Suckling, February 2021

  • 93

    Vinous

    "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 704 is rich and effusive, with all of the personality of the vintage on display. Sweet spice, mocha, dark raspberry jam, licorice and leather all take shape in the glass. Medium in body, with bright acids, the 2018 will drink well with minimal cellaring. It is another super attractive wine in this new lineup from Penfolds, but it is also a bit tight and in need of a few years in bottle." - Antonio Galloni, February 2021

Wine & Vintage Details

NOSE: Savory expressions lead the charge, finding many forms – carpaccio style red meats, seared beef with a mild pepper crust, bay leaf and wild thyme.
At the heart of the wine lies a Penfolds soul with mention of Black Forest cake, glazed cherries and dark chocolate aromas (all noted within 2018 Australian Penfolds Bins).
Oak doesn’t distract on the nose, it is impossible to avert attention from a fruit-derived core.

PALATE: A silk-like flow, Bin 704 is still somewhat restrained during this embryonic stage.
Dark cabernet fruits transfer from the nose to the palate, common to both senses.
Primary fruits are animated and lithe, personality is humble yet there is still quiet conviction when it comes to the wine’s origins...Napa! Without a doubt, regionally entrenched.
Chocolate coated (flavor) almonds (tannic-texture).
Pomegranate-like acidity contributes to liveliness and dovetailed cedary/spicy oak adds to intrigue.
Sleek. Silken. Supple.

COLOR:Deep red.

Vineyard & Winemaking Details

Peter Gago - Chief Winemaker

Peter joined the winemaking team in 1989, initially in the craftsmanship of sparkling wines, before moving on to reds as Penfolds Red Wine Maker. In 2002 Peter became the fourth ever Chief Winemaker for Penfolds. Together with his fellow winemakers, Peter’s careful custodianship has ensured that Grange and the other ‘older’ members of the Penfolds family, have continued to set the benchmark for their style and quality, while new additions to the range push the boundaries ever wider.

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Alcohol % 14.5%
Enclosure Type Cork
Oak Treatment 16 months in French oak (40% new, 60% 1-y.o.)
pH 3.70
Blend 100% Cabernet Sauvignon