2018 Spotlight Cabernet Sauvignon
The Central Coast is famous in the wine world for its temperate weather — warm, breezy afternoons give way to cool evening temperatures day after day. Budbreak here can be as early as late February, giving grapes the long, slow ripening they need to build flavor and nuance.
Our 2018 Spotlight Cabernet Sauvignon is a great example of how this extended growing season results in deep, complex flavors and textures. Here you'll find a trove of black cherry and cassis balanced by bright herbal and ripe bell pepper notes. Cocoa powder, the kind you'd use for the darkest chocolate cake, and a whiff of freshly cracked black pepper round out the package.
The Spotlight label was created to shine a light on noteworthy vineyards and appellations outside of our own. Making these wines allows us to have a deeper understanding of the global wine world, and informs our decisions in the cellar at Akash.