In the year 2018, the first real estate that is for sale in New Zealand, is the land that is for buyers who have the dream of owning their own vineyard. The land is called “Rothbury”.

After the popular Pinnacle (Zinfandel) and the popular Round Barn (Malbec), Roy Estate has released its latest wine, the Cabernet Sauvignon. The estate named this wine after a town in Napa Valley, where it is made. The wine is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in the estate’s vineyards. It is made from grapes that are hand-picked, hand-sorted, hand-picked again, and then bottled.

The 2018 vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon from the famous Roy Estate in Napa Valley, California, has a nose of black currants and raspberries, and a palate of blackberries, licorice, and graphite, with an extended finish of black truffles and charcoal.


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A Napa Valley Cabernet producer has released a limited-edition Grand Cru.

Roy-Estate-Debuts-2018-Cabernet-Sauvignon5 AUGUST 2021, NAPA, CA – Roy Estate, which was founded in 1999 and is located in the cooler southern end of Napa Valley, tucked in the foothills of the Vaca Mountains, offers single vineyard, estate produced wines. Roy Estate, known for producing complex wines with a hint to Bordeaux while displaying the rich fruit and intensity that distinguishes Napa Valley’s best Cabernet Sauvignon, has released its 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine will be offered in restricted quantities in the United States starting this month, with a total output of just 554 cases.

When entrepreneur Stéphan Crétier first saw Roy Estate’s beautiful, off-the-beaten-path vineyard property with its commanding view of the San Francisco Bay in the distance, he knew it was unique. In mid-2017, Crétier took over ownership of Roy Estate, inspired by the winery’s rich and storied heritage. In collaboration with renowned winemaker Philippe Melka, Crétier and his wife and partner Stéphany Maillery are committed to creating the world’s best single vineyard, estate produced wines.

The 2018 Roy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is made from the volcanic hillside blocks on the property and matured for 28 months in 100% new Taransaud French oak barrels to provide complexity and depth to the scents. Melka’s considerable skills were coupled with a fortunate 17-acre location and a unique microclimate to create a Grand Cru characterized by its distinct terroir. The gentle slopes are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, and a stream divides the property approximately in half, creating two different sites on one tiny estate, according to Melka, “similar to the Right Bank and the Left Bank in Bordeaux.” The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, which received 95+ points from Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, radiates grace and resonant depth, with scents of ripe, blue plums and newly turned earth.

“Model circumstances from bud break to our last harvests on the latter days of October helped the Roy Estate vineyard flourish in 2018,” Melka says. “During harvest, we were patient, and we rested the grapes on their skins in the winery for a long amount of time. In the winery, we worked hard to properly extract every nuanced flavor carefully developed over months on the vine from each perfect cluster. The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is inky black in the glass, with obvious concentration, yet the minerality of our volcanic soils, as well as the presence of mountain herbs, toasted grains, and roasted coffee, add fascinating complexity.”


(94 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot; 15% ABV, 750ml, $265 SRP; three- and six-pack cases available)

The 2018 Roy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a lavish representation of this year’s abundant and lauded harvest. The wine fascinates with aromas of toasted grains and dry hay after an initial rush of rich, black fruit. Wild alpine herbs like thyme, mint, and fennel promise freshness, while dark cherry, black plum, and blueberry flavors flow decadently from the glass. The soothing mid-palate compliments warm, lingering tones of roasted coffee beans and baking spices on the finish, evoking golden fields on a sunny fall day. Roy Estate hillside blocks are known for their very concentrated tannins, which offer precise structure and the potential to mature for the next 15-20 years.

“The 2018 Napa Valley vintage is the most collectable and critically praised in the last decade,” adds Crétier. “Taking advantage of such a perfect growing season, Philippe showed unwavering patience in allowing each stage of the winemaking process to run its course. Now, almost three years after harvest, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, unquestionably among the best specimens of the vintage, is ready to be released.”

Visit or follow @royestate on Instagram for additional information. On request, high-resolution photos and limited samples will be made available. 

The Roy Estate  

Shirley and Charles Roy founded Roy Estate in 1999, and now, Proprietors Stéphan Crétier and Stéphany Maillery manage the estate. Roy Estate produces three world-class Grand Crus: Roy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Roy Estate Mr. Evans Proprietary Red, and Roy Estate La Rêveuse, all of which are located in the southern part of Napa Valley. Roy Estate, situated on the eastern side of Napa Valley in the foothills of the Vaca Mountains, produces extremely limited wines from a small valley inside a valley with an annual output of less than 1,500 cases.

In addition to the recent completion of the Vineyard Studio, which provides private wine tasting experiences with 270-degree views of the surrounding vineyards, Roy Estate will unveil an unrivaled hospitality area later this year.


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In case you missed it, back in March, the wine company behind the Roy Estate (producers of wine-making equipment producer and distributor) released its first wine after the merger with the Terlato Wines Group. Aged in French oak barrels for 18 months, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is the sixth wine from the estate to launch since the merger. Its a new blend of the two house wine varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, which were first released in 2015. The wine was recently described as the “first wine of a new chapter in the company’s remarkable story”. Read more about roy estate proprietary red 2014 and let us know what you think.

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