The 2018 'La Magdalena' is an absolute masterpiece from Favia. This is the big boy of the lineup and it is composed of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon and 42% Cabernet Franc from Oakville Ranch. It begins with incredibly perfumed aromas of sweet blueberries and dark currents, which are laced with violets, tobacco, crushed gravel, licorice, cast iron, exotic spices and pencil shavings. On the palate this offers incredible full body richness, with a gorgeous supple texture that is beautifully structured and balanced. It goes on to impress as it displays incredible freshness and purity as well as excellent concentration and depth, as layers of delicious ripe dark fruit flavors cascade seamlessly on to the long polished finish. This is one of the most impressive wines from this sensational vintage and while it is irresistible today, it should have an incredibly bright future ahead.