The 2018 Brilliant Mistake Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a drop-dead stunning wine. Profound and expressive this gorgeous Cabernet instantly begins to impress with its striking aromatics of fresh blackcurrants and black cherries, which are accented by graphite, pencil shavings, loam, exotic spices, dried tobacco and licorice that all come together beautifully. The palate is full-bodied, layered, voluptuous and impeccably structured, with gorgeous polished tannins. It continues to impress as it displays wonderful freshness and purity through the long, polished finish. Overall, this is a simply marvelous bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon that is already very expressive in its youth, but also has the potential to drink beautifully for years to come.