Boldly crafted from the best that California has to offer, Illicit Cabernet is the ultimate hedonistic experience. Sourced from premium California growing locations this wine showcases the rich taste of quality grapes from Paso Robles and Central California.

91 Points
Blue Lifestyle
2018 vintage
Harvest Note
Starting with a cool and mild spring and early summer, the famers were happy to see some heat arrive in August to help the grape reach full maturity. While slightly less than normal yields the 2020 vintage produced intensely concentrated wines with bold flavors.
Tasting Note
A concentrated wine with excellent density of fruit. Full of rich, ripe berry fruit notes on the palate, this Cabernet has a long, velvety finish.
Food Pairing
Pairs perfectly with any meat dish, specifically great with red meats and hamburgers. Try this with beets, grains dishes, grilled veggies or with spiced grilled tuna.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Sirah
APPELLATION: California
PH: 3.57
ACIDITY: 6.08 g/l
ABV: 13.2%
AGING: Aged on various types of oak.
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 4.8 g/l
Unique Selling Points
  • Bold black cherry, vanilla and spice notes
  • Sourced from premium appellations, including Paso Robles
  • Produced by a family-owned 3th generation winery

About the Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon is adaptable to various growing conditions, and is known for its low yield and late ripeness. It generally produces full-bodied wines with substantial acidity and tannins.
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